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/248/21 AYUDAS PARA LA DIGITALIZACIÓN DE OPERADORES DE GESTIÓN DE DERECHOS DE PROPIEDAD INTELECTUAL 2021 -MRR- Exenta UE MINISTERIO DE CULTURA Y DEPORTE 18/11/2021
AE/CNMC/247/21 REALIZACIÓN DE PROYECTOS DE I+D EN COOPERACIÓN INTERNACIONAL EN EL ÁMBITO DE LAS MATERIAS PRIMAS PARA EL DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE Y LA ECONOMÍA CIRCULAR. ERA-MIN 2021. NAVARRA Exenta UE DIRECCION GENERAL DE INDUSTRIA, EMPRESA E INNOVACION DEL GOBIERNO DE NAVARRA 18/11/2021
AE/CNMC/246/21 CONVENIO-SUBVENCIÓN ASOCIACIÓN MADRID RUTAS DEL VINO 2021. MADRID Exenta UE 100.000,00 € CONSEJERÍA DE CULTURA, TURISMO Y DEPORTES, COMUNIDAD DE MADRID 18/11/2021
AE/CNMC/245/21 SUBVENCIÓN AL CONSEJO REGULADOR DE LA INDICACIÓN GEOGRÁFICA PROTEGIDA CARNE DE LA SIERRA DE GUADARRAMA. MADRID Exenta UE 141.875,00 € COMUNIDAD DE MADRID - CONSEJERÍA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE ORDENACIÓN DEL TERRITORIO. DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE AGRICULTURA, GANADERÍA Y ALIMENTACIÓN 18/11/2021
AE/CNMC/238/21 AYUDA PARA LA CONSTRUCCIÓN O AMPLIACIÓN DE CEBADEROS DE GANADO BOVINO OVINO Y CAPRINO DE CASTILLA Y LEÓN Exenta UE 3.000.000,00 € CONSEJERIA DE AGRICULTURA Y GANADERIA DE LA JUNTA DE CASTILLA Y LEON 16/11/2021
AE/CNMC/232/21 AYUDAS A LAS AGRUPACIONES DE DEFENSA SANITARIA DE MENORCA. 2021 Exenta UE 45.000,00 € CONSEJO INSULAR DE MENORCA 16/11/2021
AE/CNMC/229/21 AYUDAS PARA EL FOMENTO DE LA RAZA FRISONA EN LAS ISLAS BALEARES 2021 Exenta UE 15.000,00 € FONDO DE GARANTÍA AGRARIA Y PESQUERA DE LAS ILLES BALEARS 11/11/2021
AE/CNMC/241/21 SUBVENCIÓN A LA FUNDACIÓN TEATRO DE LA ABADÍA. CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y CREACIÓN ESCÉNICA DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID 2021 Exenta UE 1.750.000,00 € CONSEJERÍA DE CULTURA, TURISMO Y DEPORTES, COMUNIDAD DE MADRID 11/11/2021
AE/CNMC/233/21 SUBVENCIÓN A LA ASOCIACIÓN DE GANADEROS PARA EL CONTROL OFICIAL LECHERO DE MADRID -AGCLEMA- Exenta UE 120.000,00 € COMUNIDAD DE MADRID 08/11/2021
AE/CNMC/240/21 SUBVENCIÓN PARA GASTOS NECESARIOS PARA LA REALIZACIÓN DEL DOCUMENTAL VILAS Y SUS DOBLES. HUESCA Exenta UE 2.856,00 € DIPUTACIÓN PROVINCIAL DE HUESCA 08/11/2021