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/176/21 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 26/07/2021
AE/CNMC/175/21 ASOCIACIÓN DE EDITORES DE MADRID Exenta UE 100.000,00 € CONSEJERÍA DE CULTURA, TURISMO Y DEPORTES, COMUNIDAD DE MADRID 26/07/2021
AE/CNMC/174/21 ASOCIACIÓN DE EMPRESASARIAS Y EMPRESARIOS DEL COMERCIO DEL LIBRO DE MADRID Exenta UE 80.000,00 € CONSEJERÍA DE CULTURA, TURISMO Y DEPORTES, COMUNIDAD DE MADRID 26/07/2021
AE/CNMC/173/21 SUBVENCIÓN A LA FUNDACIÓN CENTRO DE POESÍA JOSÉ HIERRO. MADRID Exenta UE 80.000,00 € CONSEJERÍA DE CULTURA, TURISMO Y DEPORTES, COMUNIDAD DE MADRID 26/07/2021
AE/CNMC/171/21 DEDUCCIÓN POR INVERSIONES EN PRODUCCIONES CINEMATOGRÁFICAS Y SERIES AUDIOVISUALES. CANARIAS. MODIFICACIÓN SA 63391 Exenta UE MINISTERIO DE HACIENDA Y FUNCION PUBLICA 26/07/2021
AE/CNMC/170/21 INCENTIVOS 3 INCORPORACIÓN DE ALMACENAMIENTO EN INSTALACIONES DE AUTOCONSUMO CON FUENTES DE ENERGÍA RENOVABLE YA EXISTENTES EN EL SECTOR SERVICIOS Y OTROS SECTORES PRODUCTIVOS EN EL MARCO DEL PLAN DE RECUPERACIÓN TRANSFORMACIÓN Y RESILIENCIA Exenta UE 150.000.000,00 € INSTITUTO DIVERSIFICACION Y AHORRO ENERGIA, IDAE 22/07/2021
AE/CNMC/169/21 PROGRAMA DE INCENTIVOS 2 - REALIZACIÓN DE INSTALACIONES DE AUTOCONSUMO CON FUENTES DE ENERGÍA RENOVABLE EN OTROS SECTORES PRODUCTIVOS DE LA ECONOMÍA CON O SIN ALMACENAMIENTO EN EL MARCO DEL PLAN DE RECUPERACIÓN TRANSFORMACIÓN Y RESILIENCIA Exenta UE 150.000.000,00 € INSTITUTO DIVERSIFICACION Y AHORRO ENERGIA, IDAE 22/07/2021
AE/CNMC/168/21 PROGRAMA DE INCENTIVOS 1 - REALIZACIÓN DE INSTALACIONES DE AUTOCONSUMO CON FUENTES DE ENERGÍA RENOVABLE EN EL SECTOR SERVICIOS CON O SIN ALMACENAMIENTO EN EL MARCO DEL PLAN DE RECUPERACIÓN TRANSFORMACIÓN Y RESILIENCIA Exenta UE 150.000.000,00 € INSTITUTO DIVERSIFICACION Y AHORRO ENERGIA, IDAE 22/07/2021
AE/CNMC/167/21 MISIONES DE I+D EN INTELIGENCIA ARTIFICIAL Exenta UE 50.000.000,00 € MINISTERIO DE ASUNTOS ECONÓMICOS Y TRANSFORMACIÓN DIGITAL 22/07/2021
AE/CNMC/166/21 PLANES DE FORMACIÓN CORRESPONDIENTES AL PROGRAMA TALENTO Y EMPLEO - FORMACIÓN PROFESIONAL A MEDIDA DE LAS EMPRESAS EN SECTORES ESTRATÉGICOS - AUTOMOCIÓN. CANTABRIA Exenta UE 1.250.000,00 € SERVICIO CANTABRO DE EMPLEO 19/07/2021