Public Assistance

Beyond their impact on implementation of the European Community's common market, the granting of public assistance, regardless of the form this takes, represents a form of intervention in the economy that can alter the functioning of the markets. In fact, at times these actions can have a negative influence on competitive fair play, and instead of favouring the public interest, can actually work against it.

Law 15/2007 of 3 July, on Defence of Competition, has provided support and more extensive functions for the competent Spanish authorities on the subject of public assistance, within the set of attributions intended to promote competition.

 

 

In effect, Law 15/2007 allows the CNMC to issue reports with respect to the systems of assistance and individual grants, and to submit recommendations to the public authorities as a means by which to preserve effective competition in the markets. Furthermore, the CNMC will issue an annual Report on the public assistance being granted in Spain, which will be made available to the public.

Royal Decree 261/2008 of 22 February, which approves the Regulations on Defence of Competition (articles 7 and 8), specifies that analysis of this assistance must cover aspects that are both legal and economic. This analysis can also evaluate aspects such as the strategic plan under which the assistance is structured, its regulatory foundations, and the pros and cons of granting of this assistance using what is known as the assistance weighting test.

A final highlight to be mentioned is the start-up of a digital information centre, which contains all of the national public assistance programs that have been published in the official gazettes and journals. This represents an effort to complement the register of government assistance that is managed by the European Commission itself.

 

Latest assistance programmes

10 most recent public assistance programmes
Número Expediente Tipo Importe Otorgante Fecha
AE/CNMC/020/19 AYUDAS A CENTROS ESPECIALES DE EMPLEO CON EL FIN DE PROMOVER LA INTEGRACIÓN LABORAL DE LAS PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD -MOD. SA.52109- GALICIA Exenta UE 1.238.000,00 € CONSELLERIA DE ECONOMIA EMPLEO E INDUSTRIA DE LA XUNTA DE GALICIA 08/02/2019
AE/CNMC/019/19 AHORRO Y EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA EN LAS EMPRESAS DE LOS SECTORES DE LA INDUSTRIA Y SERVICIOS PARA EL AÑO 2019. GALICIA Exenta UE 3.200.000,00 € INSTITUTO ENERGETICO DE GALICIA 08/02/2019
AE/CNMC/018/19 CRECIMIENTO INDUSTRIAL PARA EMPRESAS INDUSTRIALES DE LA CUENCA DEL BESAYA Y CANTABRIA -CRECE 2- . CONVOCATORIA 2019 Exenta UE 5.000.000,00 € GOBIERNO DE CANTABRIA - DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE INDUSTRIA, COMERCIO Y CONSUMO 08/02/2019
AE/CNMC/016/19 SUBVENCIONES A LA PRODUCCIÓN DE ARTES ESCÉNICAS Y MUSICALES -ARTEM PRO 2019- NAVARRA Exenta UE 230.000,00 € GOBIERNO DE NAVARRA - DEPARTAMENTO DE CULTURA, DEPORTE Y JUVENTUD 06/02/2019
AE/CNMC/015/19 AYUDAS A LA EXTENSIÓN DE REDES DE BANDA ANCHA NG EN EUSKADI Exenta UE 2.550.000,00 € GOBIERNO VASCO 04/02/2019
AE/CNMC/017/19 SUBVENCIONES PÚBLICAS DESTINADAS AL FOMENTO DEL EMPLEO PARA PERSONAS CON DIVERSIDAD FUNCIONAL O DISCAPACIDAD EN CENTROS ESPECIALES DE EMPLEO Y ENCLAVES LABORALES- COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA Exenta UE 35.000.000,00 € SERVICIO VALENCIANO DE EMPLEO Y FORMACION 31/01/2019
AE/CNMC/014/19 AYUDAS A LA INVERSIÓN EN INSTALACIONES DE PRODUCCIÓN DE ENERGÍA ELÉCTRICA DE TECNOLOGÍA EÓLICA EN CANARIAS COFINANCIADAS CON FEDER Exenta UE 80.000.000,00 € INSTITUTO DIVERSIFICACION Y AHORRO ENERGIA, IDAE 24/01/2019
AE/CNMC/013/19 AYUDAS PARA LAS UNIDADES DE APOYO A LA ACTIVIDAD PROFESIONAL PARA 2019 PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 4.200.000,00 € LANBIDE SERVICIO VASCO DE EMPLEO 24/01/2019
AE/CNMC/011/19 PROGRAMA HAZITEK DE APOYO A LA I+D EMPRESARIAL PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 78.000.000,00 € GOBIERNO VASCO 21/01/2019
AE/CNMC/008/19 PROGRAMA ELKARTEK DE APOYO A LA INVESTIGACIÓN COLABORATIVA EN ÁREAS ESTRATÉGICAS- PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 35.000.000,00 € GOBIERNO VASCO 21/01/2019