The EU Commission adopts General Block Exemption Regulation on State aid

"The General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER): bigger, simpler and more economic"*I. Introduction One of the main objectives of the reform of state aid policy, as set out in the ‘State Aid Action Plan’ (SAAP) adopted by the Commission in 2005 [1], is to create a simple, user-friendly and coherent set of legislative rules applying to those types of aid which can be considered as passing the compatibility test outlined in Article 87(3) of the EC Treaty. With this in view, the Commission has in the last two years adopted a series of guidelines and frameworks setting out the principles and precise criteria which it applies when assessing, upon notification, aid measures proposed by Member States: most notably the regional aid guidelines [2], the R&D&I framework (2006) [3], the

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Harold Nyssens, The EU Commission adopts General Block Exemption Regulation on State aid, 6 August 2008, e-Competitions August 2008, Art. N° 35250

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