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/235/18 AYUDA PROYECTO ESTRATÉGICO SOSTENIBLE EN EL SECTOR AÉREO EN EL MARCO DEL PLAN DE ACCIÓN PARA LA TRANSFORMACIÓN DEL MODELO ECONÓMICO VALENCIANO Exenta UE 3.000.000,00 € GENERALITAT VALENCIANA - CONSELLERIA DE HACIENDA Y MODELO ECONÓMICO 27/11/2018
AE/CNMC/234/18 SUBVENCIÓN AD HOC A BITÓ PRODUCCIONS SL PARA LA ORGANIZACIÓN DEL FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE TEATRO TEMPORADA ALTA 2018 Exenta UE 1.547.500,00 € AJUNTAMENT DE GIRONA - DIPUTACIÓ DE GIRONA 23/11/2018
AE/CNMC/230/18 AYUDA DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA PARA EL AHORRO Y EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA EN INFRAESTRUCTURAS DE TRANSPORTE MEDIANTE INSTALACIÓN DE PUNTOS DE RECARGA ELÉCTRICOS Y DE ESTACIONES DE RECARGA O LLENADO DE GAS NATURAL GLP O HIDRÓGENO Exenta UE 125.000,00 € DIRECCION GENERAL DE INDUSTRIA, ENERGIA Y MINAS DE LA JUNTA DE CASTILLA-LA MANCHA 13/11/2018
AE/CNMC/231/18 AYUDAS ECONÓMICAS A LOS CENTROS VASCOS-EUSKAL ETXEAK POR LOS CURSOS DE EUSKERA IMPARTIDOS Exenta UE 234.000,00 € INSTITUTO ETXEPARE - GOBIERNO VASCO 09/11/2018
AE/CNMC/229/18 AYUDA AD HOC A LA ASOCIACIÓN LANGUNE PARA TRADUCCIÓN ENSEÑANZAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS DEL EUSKERA Exenta UE 45.000,00 € DIPUTACION FORAL DE GUIPUZCOA 09/11/2018
AE/CNMC/228/18 SUBVENCIONES DESTINADAS A EMISORAS LOCALES DE TELEVISIÓN EN LENGUA VASCA DE GIPUZKOA Exenta UE 346.100,00 € DIPUTACION FORAL DE GUIPUZCOA 07/11/2018
AE/CNMC/227/18 SUBVENCIONES DESTINADAS A EMISORAS RADIOFÓNICAS EN LENGUA VASCA DE GIPUZKOA. Exenta UE 56.200,00 € DIPUTACION FORAL DE GUIPUZCOA 06/11/2018
AE/CNMC/226/18 SUBVENCIONES PARA LA DIFUSIÓN DE CONTENIDOS EN LENGUA VASCA MEDIANTE TECNOLOGÍAS DE LA INFORMACIÓN Y LA COMUNICACIÓN. Exenta UE 478.000,00 € DIPUTACION FORAL DE GUIPUZCOA 06/11/2018
AE/CNMC/225/18 SUBVENCIONES DESTINADAS A LA REALIZACIÓN DE PROYECTOS Y ACTIVIDADES DE PROMOCIÓN DEL EUSKERA. Exenta UE 456.100,00 € DIPUTACION FORAL DE GUIPUZCOA 06/11/2018
AE/CNMC/224/18 SUBVENCIONES A PROYECTOS PILOTO DE TECNOLOGÍA 5G Exenta UE 20.000.000,00 € ENTIDAD PUBLICA EMPRESARIAL RED.ES 06/11/2018