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/116/20 AYUDAS A LA PRODUCCIÓN EDITORIAL LITERARIA - 2020 PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 626.800,00 € GOBIERNO VASCO 22/07/2020
AE/CNMC/115/20 AYUDAS A LA PRODUCCIÓN DE LARGOMETRAJES Y CORTOMETRAJES - ESPAÑA Exenta UE 35.000.000,00 € INSTITUTO DE CINEMATOGRAFIA Y DE LAS ARTES AUDIOVISUALES 22/07/2020
AE/CNMC/114/20 AYUDA A FAVOR DE GESTAMP NORTH EUROPE SERVICES S.L. - INVERSIONES DE INFRAESTRUCTURA DE INVESTIGACIÓN- PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 8.000.000,00 € GOBIERNO VASCO - CONSEJERÍA DE DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO E INFRAESTRUCTURAS 22/07/2020
AE/CNMC/113/20 AYUDAS PARA PROYECTOS DE ENERGÍAS RENOVABLES TÉRMICAS- GALICIA Exenta UE 2.400.000,00 € INSTITUTO ENERGETICO DE GALICIA 22/07/2020
AE/CNMC/112/20 AYUDAS A LA INVERSIÓN EN INSTALACIONES DE TECNOLOGÍA SOLAR FOTOVOLTAICA EN CANARIAS Exenta UE 20.000.000,00 € INSTITUTO DIVERSIFICACION Y AHORRO ENERGIA, IDAE 22/07/2020
AE/CNMC/111/20 AYUDAS A LA INTEGRACIÓN LABORAL DE LAS PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD EN CENTROS ESPECIALES DE EMPLEO MEDIANTE AYUDAS A LOS COSTES SALARIALES DE CADA TRABAJADOR CON DISCAPACIDAD- CASTILLA LA MANCHA Exenta UE 19.777.800,00 € CONSEJERIA DE ECONOMIA, EMPRESAS Y EMPLEO DE LA JUNTA DE COMUNIDADES DE CASTILLA-LA MANCHA 22/07/2020
AE/CNMC/110/20 AYUDAS PARA LA REALIZACIÓN DE PROYECTOS DE ECODISEÑO Y DEMOSTRACIÓN EN ECONOMÍA CIRCULAR Y ECOINNOVACIÓN ESTRATÉGICA DURANTE EL EJERCICIO 2020- PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 850.000,00 € GOBIERNO VASCO 22/07/2020
AE/CNMC/118/20 AYUDAS A LA INVERSIÓN PARA INFRAESTRUCTURAS LOCALES -PROGRAMA INFRAESTRUCTURAS ESTRATÉGICAS ABIERTAS- PROMOVIDAS POR GRANDES EMPRESAS GALLEGAS- GALICIA Exenta UE 150.000,00 € INSTITUTO GALLEGO DE PROMOCIÓN ECONÓMICA (IGAPE) 22/07/2020
AE/CNMC/117/20 AYUDAS A LA PRODUCCIÓN AUDIOVISUAL- PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 2.260.000,00 € GOBIERNO VASCO - CONSEJERÍA DE CULTURA Y POLÍTICA LINGÜÍSTICA 22/07/2020
AE/CNMC/095/20 AYUDAS DESTINADAS A LAS EXPLOTACIONES AGRARIAS AFECTADAS POR LOS AGUACEROS DE OCTUBRE DE 2019 O POR EL TEMPORAL GLORIA DE ENERO DE 2020- CATALUÑA Exenta UE 3.000.000,00 € GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA - DEPARTAMENTO DE AGRICULTURA, GANADERIA, PESCA Y ALIMENTACIÓN 20/07/2020