Exemption regulation : The European Commission adopts a new regulation substantially extending the scope of State aids exempted from prior notification

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The objective pursued and the impact of change : From an a priori control to an a posteriori control The new Block Exemption Regulation is a central element of the initiative to modernise state aid policy. The Commission has sought to limit the requirement of prior notification of aid for which it did not see any real problem in terms of its compatibility with the common market. It has often considered that the distortion of competition caused by the aid concerned is relatively limited, while the benefit to the general interest, and in particular to growth and employment, appears to be high. Thanks to these exemptions, the measures covered by the new

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