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/148/20 AYUDAS PARA FOMENTAR EL USO DEL EUSKERA EN EL SECTOR PRIVADO - LANHITZ 2020 - PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 2.000.000,00 € GOBIERNO VASCO - CONSEJERÍA DE CULTURA Y POLÍTICA LINGÜÍSTICA 14/09/2020
AE/CNMC/147/20 SUBVENCION A LOS EXPLOTADORES/AS DE EMBARCACIONES DE PESCA DE LA COFRADIA DE PESCADORES DE SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR POR LAS PERDIDAS OCASIONADAS POR PARALIZACION TEMPORAL CONSECUENCIA DE LA DANA DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2019 - MURCIA Exenta UE 400.000,00 € REGION DE MURCIA 10/09/2020
AE/CNMC/146/20 AYUDAS PARA PROYECTOS CONSISTENTES EN LA INSTALACIÓN PARA LA GENERACIÓN DE ELECTRICIDAD MEDIANTE PANELES FOTOVOLTAICOS- GALICIA Exenta UE 4.500.000,00 € INSTITUTO ENERGETICO DE GALICIA 26/08/2020
AE/CNMC/141/20 AYUDAS PARA EL FOMENTO DE LA RAZA FRISONA EN LAS ISLAS BALEARES AÑO 2020 Exenta UE 15.000,00 € FONDO DE GARANTÍA AGRARIA Y PESQUERA DE LAS ILLES BALEARS 24/08/2020
AE/CNMC/145/20 AYUDAS A CENTROS ESPECIALES DE EMPLEO CON EL FIN DE PROMOVER LA INTEGRACIÓN LABORAL DE LAS PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD. GALICIA Exenta UE 2.095.000,00 € CONSELLERIA DE ECONOMIA EMPLEO E INDUSTRIA DE LA XUNTA DE GALICIA 21/08/2020
AE/CNMC/144/20 AYUDAS A LA MODERNIZACIÓN Y DIVERSIFICACIÓN DEL SECTOR INDUSTRIAL - CANARIAS Exenta UE 5.300.000,00 € CONSEJERIA DE ECONOMIA, INDUSTRIA, COMERCIO Y CONOCIMIENTO DEL GOBIERNO DE CANARIAS 21/08/2020
AE/CNMC/143/20 AYUDAS AL TEATRO Y AL CIRCO INAEM 2020 Exenta UE 8.033.600,00 € INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE LAS ARTES ESCÉNICAS DE LA MÚSICA 20/08/2020
AE/CNMC/142/20 AYUDAS A LA MÚSICA LA LÍRICA Y LA DANZA INAEM 2020 Exenta UE 6.203.500,00 € INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE LAS ARTES ESCÉNICAS DE LA MÚSICA 20/08/2020
AE/CNMC/140/20 AYUDAS AL PROGRAMA GAUZATU INDUSTRIA 2020 -SECTOR AGRÍCOLA- - PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 28.000.000,00 € GOBIERNO VASCO - CONSEJERÍA DE DESARROLLO ECONÓMICO E INFRAESTRUCTURAS 18/08/2020
AE/CNMC/139/20 SUBVENCIÓN AL ÓRGANO GESTOR DE LA DENOMINACIÓN DE CALIDAD ACEITUNAS DE CAMPO REAL PARA EL FOMENTO DE LA CALIDAD PROMOCIÓN Y COMERCIALIZACIÓN DE SUS PRODUCTOS. MADRID Exenta UE 58.500,00 € COMUNIDAD DE MADRID - CONSEJERÍA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE ORDENACIÓN DEL TERRITORIO. DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE AGRICULTURA, GANADERÍA Y ALIMENTACIÓN 13/08/2020