STATE AID LEVELS REMAINED HIGH IN 2021
The annual State Aid Scoreboard provides an overview of EU State aid expenditure. The 2022 Scoreboard shows that, in 2021, Member States spent approximately €335 billion under State aid measures for all objectives, excluding aid to railways and Services of General Economic Interest. Around 57% of this support (around €191 billion) was intended to help businesses seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Further information is available here.
COMMISSION APPROVES €401 MILLION CZECH SCHEME TO PROMOTE GREEN DISTRICT HEATING
The Commission approved a €401 million Czech scheme to promote green district heating based on renewable energy and waste heat. Further information is available here.
COMMISSION APPROVES €1.4 BILLION DUTCH SCHEME TO SUPPORT ENERGY-INTENSIVE COMPANIES IN THE CONTEXT OF RUSSIA’S WAR AGAINST UKRAINE
The Commission approved a €1.4 billion Dutch scheme to support energy-intensive small and medium-sized enterprises facing increased energy costs in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework. Further information is available here.