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/001/21 SUBVENCIONES A PROYECTOS DE INVERSIÓN INTENSIVOS EN CREACIÓN DE EMPLEO EN EL MARCO DEL PLAN DE EMPLEO DE LA PROVINCIA DE JAÉN - ANDALUCÍA Exenta UE 3.000.000,00 € JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA 14/01/2021
AE/CNMC/241/20 AYUDAS PARA LA MODERNIZACIÓN Y DIVERSIFICACIÓN DEL SECTOR INDUSTRIAL - CANARIAS Exenta UE 8.700.000,00 € CONSEJERIA DE ECONOMIA, INDUSTRIA, COMERCIO Y CONOCIMIENTO DEL GOBIERNO DE CANARIAS 14/01/2021
AE/CNMC/243/20 SUBVENCIÓN A LA FEDERACIÓN DE GREMIOS DE EDITORES DE ESPAÑA Exenta UE 171.600,00 € MINISTERIO DE CULTURA Y DEPORTE 04/01/2021
AE/CNMC/003/21 AYUDAS A LA FOMENTO DE LA INDUSTRIA AGROALIMENTARIA. -PRÓRROGA SA.50741- LA RIOJA Exenta UE 2.000.000,00 € DIRECCION GENERAL DE INNOVACION, INDUSTRIA Y COMERCIO, GOBIERNO DE LA RIOJA 04/01/2021
AE/CNMC/002/21 AYUDAS A LA PROMOCIÓN DE LAS ENERGÍAS RENOVABLES EL AHORRO Y EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA Y LA PROTECCIÓN DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE. -PRÓRROGA SA.50745- LA RIOJA Exenta UE 1.000.000,00 € DIRECCION GENERAL DE INNOVACION, INDUSTRIA Y COMERCIO, GOBIERNO DE LA RIOJA 04/01/2021
AE/CNMC/251/20 AYUDAS A LA CREACIÓN DE UNA INCUBADORA DE PROYECTOS PARA EL DESCUBRIMIENTO DE FÁRMACOS EN LA LUCHA CONTRA EL CÁNCER - BUSINESS FACTORY MEDICINES. GALICIA Exenta UE 1.000.000,00 € AGENCIA GALLEGA DE INNOVACIÓN 04/01/2021
AE/CNMC/250/20 AYUDAS AL PROGRAMA FÁBRICA DEL FUTURO FÁBRICA INTELIGENTE Y SOSTENIBLE DE LA INDUSTRIA 4.0 -CAPTACIÓN DE INVERSIONES. -MODIFICACIÓN SA.58692- - GALICIA Exenta UE 21.000.000,00 € AGENCIA GALLEGA DE INNOVACIÓN 04/01/2021
AE/CNMC/249/20 PROGRAMA DE AYUDAS A INVERSIONES EN INSTALACIONES DE APROVECHAMIENTO GEOTÉRMICO -PRÓRROGA SA.56451- - PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 1.000.000,00 € ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA 04/01/2021
AE/CNMC/248/20 PROGRAMA DE AYUDAS A INVERSIONES EN INSTALACIONES DE APROVECHAMIENTO ENERGÉTICO DE LA BIOMASA -PRÓRROGA SA.56450- - PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 1.000.000,00 € ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA 04/01/2021
AE/CNMC/247/20 PROGRAMA DE AYUDAS A INVERSIONES EN EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA Y EN SOLAR TÉRMICA EN EL SECTOR DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN PÚBLICA LOCAL -PRÓRROGA SA.56454- - PAÍS VASCO Exenta UE 1.500.000,00 € ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA 04/01/2021