State aid rules are essential to help avoid distortions of competition due to member states intervening in support of certain firms. Strengthening state aid mechanisms is key to further improve the functioning of the single market and must go hand in hand with a strong focus on stimulus and growth.
It is important to further increase discipline in the field of State aid, in particular by strengthening preventive measures and considering ways to concretely increase responsibilities for member states in case of breach.
|EU state aid control in the context of global competition - Address by Morten Qvist Fog at the ERA annual conference on European state aid law 2015||12/11/2015|
|The modernisation of state aid policy - Briefing for the meeting between Commission Vice-President Joaquin Almunia and Philippe de Buck||24/10/2012|