The EU Commission adopts revised guidelines on regional State aid to improve regional development and attract inward investment

The European Commission has adopted revised Guidelines on Regional State Aid which will enter into force on 1 January 2022. The revised Guidelines bring about good and bad news for Irish granting authorities and prospective Regional Aid recipients. In particular, while permissible aid intensities for investment aid will increase, the total number of geographic areas in which Ireland may grant regional aid will become more limited. By way of background, Regional Aid is a significant tool which is widely utilised by Member States, including Ireland, to improve regional development

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Kate McKenna, Mollie Barlow, The EU Commission adopts revised guidelines on regional State aid to improve regional development and attract inward investment, 19 April 2021, e-Competitions April 2021, Art. N° 101074

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