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/123/22 AYUDAS DIRECTAS A TRABAJADORES AUTÓNOMOS Y EMPRESAS PRIVADAS DEL TRANSPORTE POR CARRETERA AFECTADAS POR EL INCREMENTO DEL PRECIO DE LOS CARBURANTES -TCF- MT UKR Notificada UE 450.000.000,00 € 13/05/2022
AE/CNMC/104/22 SUBVENCIONES A PRODUCCIONES Y COPRODUCCIONES AUDIOVISUALES DE CONTENIDO CULTURAL GALLEGO. GALICIA Exenta UE AXENCIA GALEGA DAS INDUSTRIAS CULTURAIS 25/04/2022
AE/CNMC/110/22 MECANISMO DE COMPENSACIÓN DE COSTES DE EMISIONES INDIRECTAS DE GASES DE EFECTO INVERNADERO PARA COSTES INDIRECTOS DURANTE EL PERIODO 2021-2030 Notificada UE 2.900.000.000,00 € 22/04/2022
AE/CNMC/103/22 FOMENTO DE ESTRUCTURAS DE EMPRESAS EN LAS ARTES ESCÉNICAS DE SALAS DE TEATRO SALAS DE MÚSICA Y TABLAOS FLAMENCOS. MADRID Exenta UE CONSEJERÍA DE CULTURA, TURISMO Y DEPORTES, COMUNIDAD DE MADRID 20/04/2022
AE/CNMC/102/22 AYUDAS DIRIGIDAS A APOYAR LAS INVERSIONES PRODUCTIVAS Y TECNOLÓGICAS. MURCIA Exenta UE INSTITUTO DE FOMENTO DE LA REGIÓN DE MURCIA 20/04/2022
AE/CNMC/101/22 AYUDAS A LA DANZA LA LÍRICA Y LA MÚSICA 2022 Exenta UE INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE LAS ARTES ESCÉNICAS DE LA MÚSICA 19/04/2022
AE/CNMC/100/22 AYUDAS A GRANDES EMPRESAS EN LAS QUE LA TRANSFORMACIÓN SEA PRODUCTO NO AGRÍCOLA ACOGIDA A INVERSIÓN TERRITORIAL INTEGRADA DE LA PROVINCIA DE CÁDIZ Exenta UE CONSEJERÍA DE AGRICULTURA, GANADERÍA, PESCA Y DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE DE LA JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA. 19/04/2022
AE/CNMC/099/22 TRANSFORMACIÓN COMERCIALIZACIÓN O DESARROLLO DE NUEVOS PRODUCTOS AGRÍCOLAS. ANDALUCÍA Exenta UE CONSEJERÍA DE AGRICULTURA, GANADERÍA, PESCA Y DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE DE LA JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA. 19/04/2022
AE/CNMC/098/22 AYUDAS A LA PRODUCCIÓN EDITORIAL LITERARIA 2022. PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE GOBIERNO VASCO - CONSEJERÍA DE CULTURA Y POLÍTICA LINGÜÍSTICA 19/04/2022
AE/CNMC/097/22 AYUDAS AL TEATRO Y AL CIRCO 2022 Exenta UE INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE LAS ARTES ESCÉNICAS DE LA MÚSICA 19/04/2022