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/072/21 AYUDAS PARA LA CREACIÓN Y DIFUSIÓN DE CONTENIDOS EN LENGUA VASCA MEDIANTE TECNOLOGÍAS DE LA INFORMACIÓN Y LA COMUNICACIÓN. GIPUZKOA Exenta UE 212.300,00 € DIPUTACION FORAL DE GUIPUZCOA 08/04/2021
AE/CNMC/071/21 AYUDAS A LA INDUSTRIA Y LA PYME EN ARAGÓN -PRÓRROGA SA.46688- Exenta UE 20.000.000,00 € CONSEJERIA DE INDUSTRIA E INNOVACION DEL GOBIERNO DE ARAGON 08/04/2021
AE/CNMC/070/21 AYUDAS PARA LA PROMOCIÓN DEL EUSKERA - EUSKADI Exenta UE 419.500,00 € DIPUTACION FORAL DE GUIPUZCOA 08/04/2021
AE/CNMC/069/21 AYUDAS A LA INTEGRACIÓN LABORAL DE PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD EN CENTROS ESPECIALES DE EMPLEO DE ARAGÓN Exenta UE 15.000.000,00 € GOBIERNO DE ARAGON 07/04/2021
AE/CNMC/068/21 AYUDAS A GRANDES EMPRESAS EN LAS QUE LA TRANSFORMACIÓN SEA PRODUCTO NO AGRÍCOLA ACOGIDA A ITI CÁDIZ- ANDALUCÍA Exenta UE 811.200,00 € CONSEJERÍA DE AGRICULTURA, GANADERÍA, PESCA Y DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE DE LA JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA. 24/03/2021
AE/CNMC/067/21 AYUDAS PARA ACTUACIONES DE EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA EN EXPLOTACIONES AGROPECUARIAS - ESPAÑA Exenta UE 30.000.000,00 € INSTITUTO DIVERSIFICACION Y AHORRO ENERGIA, IDAE 23/03/2021
AE/CNMC/066/21 PRÉSTAMOS PARTICIPATIVOS EN COINVERSIÓN CON INVERSORES PRIVADOS - COMUNITAT VALENCIANA Exenta UE 1.340.000,00 € COMUNITAT VALENCIANA - INSTITUT VALENCIÀ DE FINANCES 18/03/2021
AE/CNMC/065/21 AYUDAS A LA PRODUCCIÓN DE LARGOMETRAJES Y CORTOMETRAJES - ESPAÑA Exenta UE 53.000.000,00 € INSTITUTO DE CINEMATOGRAFIA Y DE LAS ARTES AUDIOVISUALES 17/03/2021
AE/CNMC/064/21 AYUDAS DESTINADAS A INVERSIÓN EN EMPRESAS NO AGRÍCOLAS YA CREADAS EN ZONAS RURALES -AYUDA LEADER- - COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA Exenta UE 500.000,00 € COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA 10/03/2021
AE/CNMC/063/21 SUBVENCIONES A LA PRODUCCIÓN EDITORIAL - COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA Exenta UE 1.000.000,00 € COMUNITAT VALENCIANA - CONSELLERIA DE EDUCACIÓN, INVESTIGACIÓN, CULTURA Y DEPORTE 10/03/2021