The European Commission launches an initiative for the reorientation of State aid control procedures

"The Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on State Aid procedures"*I. The Commission's objectives At the Industry Council of 14 November 1996, under the Irish Presidency, the Commission launched an initiative for the reorientation of State aid control by the use of Article 94 of the Treaty. The modernisation programme would focus on the implementation of a more transparent, coherent and efficient policy. The Council welcomed these ambitious plans and encouraged the Commission to make proposals. With the adoption of a Commission proposal for an enabling Regulation on 15 July 1997, a first step to realise the Commission's objectives was made. Adopted by the Council on 7 May 1998, this Regulation empowers the Commission to exempt certain categories of aid from the notification

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Adinda Sinnaeve, The European Commission launches an initiative for the reorientation of State aid control procedures, 18 February 1998, e-Competitions February 1998, Art. N° 39432

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