Monthly Archives: May 2017

European Semester 2017 Spring Package

The European Commission today presents its 2017 country-specific recommendations (CSRs), setting out its economic policy guidance for individual Member States for the next 12 to 18 months. The economy in the EU and the euro area is proving resilient, but challenges, such as slow productivity growth, the legacies of the crisis – including persisting inequalities…
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State aid: Commission simplifies rules for public investment in ports and airports, culture and the outermost regions

The European Commission has approved new state aid rules that exempt certain public support measures for ports, airports, culture and the outermost regions from prior Commission scrutiny. The objective is to facilitate public investment for job creation and growth whilst preserving competition. The 2014 'General Block Exemption Regulation' enabled Member States to implement a wide…
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