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/083/21 SUBVENCIONES PARA LA PRODUCCIÓN Y EMISIÓN DE CONTENIDOS AUDIOVISUALES DE ÁMBITO AUTONÓMICO Y LOCAL - LA RIOJA Exenta UE 600.000,00 € COMUNIDAD AUTONOMA DE LA RIOJA 13/04/2021
AE/CNMC/082/21 AYUDAS PARA LA CONCESIÓN DE HERRAMIENTAS TECNOLÓGICAS PARA LA EJECUCIÓN DE PLANES DE DESARROLLO DE AUDIENCIAS PARA LA CULTURA - CATALUÑA Exenta UE 500.000,00 € INSTITUTO CATALÁN DE LAS INDUSTRIAS CULTURALES 13/04/2021
AE/CNMC/081/21 AYUDAS PARA LA CONTRATACIÓN DE PERSONAS DOCTORADAS Y LA REALIZACIÓN DE DOCTORADOS INDUSTRIALES -PROGRAMA BIKAINTEK- - EUSKADI Exenta UE 17.010.000,00 € GOBIERNO VASCO 13/04/2021
AE/CNMC/080/21 AYUDAS PARA PROYECTOS COLABORATIVOS EN LAS ÁREAS ESTRATÉGICAS DE LOS HUBS DE INNOVACIÓN DIGITAL- GALICIA Exenta UE 6.800.000,00 € AGENCIA GALLEGA DE INNOVACIÓN 13/04/2021
AE/CNMC/079/21 SUBVENCIONES PARA LA LUCHA CONTRA LAS ENFERMEDADES PROFESIONALES EN EL SECTOR MINERO EN GALICIA Exenta UE 1.016.800,00 € XUNTA DE GALICIA 12/04/2021
AE/CNMC/072/21 AYUDAS PARA LA CREACIÓN Y DIFUSIÓN DE CONTENIDOS EN LENGUA VASCA MEDIANTE TECNOLOGÍAS DE LA INFORMACIÓN Y LA COMUNICACIÓN. GIPUZKOA Exenta UE 212.300,00 € DIPUTACION FORAL DE GUIPUZCOA 08/04/2021
AE/CNMC/071/21 AYUDAS A LA INDUSTRIA Y LA PYME EN ARAGÓN -PRÓRROGA SA.46688- Exenta UE 20.000.000,00 € CONSEJERIA DE INDUSTRIA E INNOVACION DEL GOBIERNO DE ARAGON 08/04/2021
AE/CNMC/070/21 AYUDAS PARA LA PROMOCIÓN DEL EUSKERA - EUSKADI Exenta UE 419.500,00 € DIPUTACION FORAL DE GUIPUZCOA 08/04/2021
AE/CNMC/069/21 AYUDAS A LA INTEGRACIÓN LABORAL DE PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD EN CENTROS ESPECIALES DE EMPLEO DE ARAGÓN Exenta UE 15.000.000,00 € GOBIERNO DE ARAGON 07/04/2021
AE/CNMC/068/21 AYUDAS A GRANDES EMPRESAS EN LAS QUE LA TRANSFORMACIÓN SEA PRODUCTO NO AGRÍCOLA ACOGIDA A ITI CÁDIZ- ANDALUCÍA Exenta UE 811.200,00 € CONSEJERÍA DE AGRICULTURA, GANADERÍA, PESCA Y DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE DE LA JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA. 24/03/2021