State Aid

What is State aid? State aid is an economic advantage that can take many forms, granted by public authorities through state resources on a selective basis, to undertakings or other economic operators. Under certain circumstances, this could potentially distort competition in the markets, against public interest.

The European Commission, through the Directorate-General for Competition (DGCOMP), is in charge of analysing State aid and deciding on its compatibility with the European Single Market. Spain is obliged to notify the European Commission on any State aid granted, unless the scheme is subject to an exemption.

However, the CNMC can provide guidance and assessment to public bodies regarding State aid, in order to preserve the correct functioning of the markets.

Annual report on State aid in Spain

An annual report is made regarding the State aid granted in Spain (according to article 11.2 of Act 15/2007, on Competition), according to the data provided by the European Commission. Concerning its main contents, it includes a statistic analysis on the State aid granted in Spain and the latest regulations and jurisprudence on the subject. The report also includes a summary of the main activities led by the CNMC on State aid throughout the year.

Last 3 Annual reports on State aid in Spain

(click here to see older reports):

Other reports on State aid

The CNMC also reports on individual state aid schemes and addresses proposals and recommendations to public bodies in order to ensure effective competition in the markets (according to article 11.1 of Act 15/2007 on Competition). The CNMC’s analysis can deal with both economic and regulatory aspects (according to article 7 of the Regulation on Competition).

See all reports on State Aid

State aid granted in Spain

A database is updated with information on notified aid and aid covered by a block exemption granted in Spain (according to article 8 of the Regulation on Competition)..

In addition to this information, the European Commission keeps a database containing all the registered State aid in all European Union Member States. At a Spanish level, the National State Aid Database gives detailed information on all state aid procedures in Spain.

Here is a detail of the last State aid measures granted in Spain and published in official journals.

Last 10 State aid granted in Spain
Reference Title Type Amount Granting Authority Date
AE/CNMC/166/20 AYUDAS DESTINADAS A LAS EXPLOTACIONES AGRARIAS AFECTADAS POR LOS AGUACEROS DE OCTUBRE DE 2019 O POR EL TEMPORAL GLORIA DE ENERO DE 2020 -MODIFICACIÓN DEL PRESUPUESTO- CATALUÑA Exenta UE 3.300.000,00 € GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA - DEPARTAMENTO DE AGRICULTURA, GANADERIA, PESCA Y ALIMENTACIÓN 09/10/2020
AE/CNMC/165/20 PROGRAMA DE AYUDAS DIRIGIDAS A LA ENTRADA DE INVERSORES PRIVADOS EN EMPRESAS INNOVADORAS DE RECIENTE CREACIÓN. MURCIA Exenta UE 200.000,00 € INSTITUTO DE FOMENTO DE LA REGIÓN DE MURCIA 08/10/2020
AE/CNMC/164/20 AYUDAS PARA LA PROMOCIÓN DEL EUSKERA- PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 419.500,00 € DIPUTACION FORAL DE GUIPUZCOA 08/10/2020
AE/CNMC/160/20 AYUDAS EXTRAORDINARIAS POR LAS RESTRICCIONES DE ACTIVIDAD DERIVADAS DE LA COVID-19 A ACCIONES DE PROMOCIÓN DE PRODUCTOS DE CALIDAD DIFERENCIADA EN EL AÑO 2020- NAVARRA Exenta UE 275.000,00 € DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE DESARROLLO RURAL, AGRICULTURA Y GANADERÍA - GOBIERNO DE NAVARRA 08/10/2020
AE/CNMC/163/20 AYUDAS AL FOMENTO DE INSTALACIONES DE ENERGÍA SOLAR FOTOVOLTAICA Y MICROEÓLICA - BALEARES - MODIFICACIÓN DE SA.56136 Exenta UE 3.500.000,00 € GOBIERNO BALEARES - CONSEJERÍA TERRITORIO ENERGÍA Y MOVILIDAD - DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE ENERGÍA Y CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO 05/10/2020
AE/CNMC/162/20 AYUDAS A LA COMPRA PRODUCTOS FITOSANITARIOS LUCHA CONTRA CARACOL MANZANA EN EL DELTA DEL EBRO -2A MODIFICACIÓN- CATALUÑA Exenta UE 600.000,00 € GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA - DEPARTAMENTO DE AGRICULTURA, GANADERIA, PESCA Y ALIMENTACIÓN 05/10/2020
AE/CNMC/161/20 AYUDAS A LAS MEDIDAS DE PREVENCIÓN Y LUCHA CONTRA EL VIRUS DE LA SHARKA- CATALUÑA Exenta UE 5.200.000,00 € GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA - DEPARTAMENTO DE AGRICULTURA, GANADERIA, PESCA Y ALIMENTACIÓN 05/10/2020
AE/CNMC/159/20 SUBVENCIÓN AL CENTRO ESPECIAL DE EMPLEO SOMONTANO SOCIAL S.L. PARA COSTES SALARIALES DE DISCAPACITADOS Y MONITORES- ARAGÓN Exenta UE 35.000,00 € DIPUTACIÓN PROVINCIAL DE HUESCA 28/09/2020
AE/CNMC/158/20 AYUDAS A LA INTEGRACIÓN LABORAL DE LAS PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD EN EL SISTEMA ORDINARIO DE TRABAJO. ANDALUCÍA Exenta UE 2.000.000,00 € JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA 28/09/2020
AE/CNMC/157/20 AYUDAS IDAE A LA INVERSIÓN EN INSTALACIONES DE GENERACIÓN DE ENERGÍA ELÉCTRICA - ESPAÑA Exenta UE 96.878.800,00 € INSTITUTO DIVERSIFICACION Y AHORRO ENERGIA, IDAE 24/09/2020