Today, the Secretariat published Policy Guidelines on the Applicability of the Guidelines on State Aid for Climate, Environmental Protection and Energy 2022 (the CEEAG).
The CEEAG is a non-binding document by which the European Commission lays down the criteria for the assessment of the compatibility of State aid granted to facilitate the development of economic activities in a manner that improves environmental (including climate) protection, as well as activities in the energy sector. The Policy Guidelines recall that both national enforcement authorities and the Secretariat are obliged to ensure equal conditions of competition and a uniform application of State aid provisions throughout the Energy Community, based on precedence established by EU enforcement institutions. Applying the CEEAG in the entire Energy Community is an important element for ensuring homogeneity.
The Policy Guidelines replace the Policy Guidelines on the Applicability of the Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy 2014-2020 (PG 04/2015 of 24 November 2015).