EC Regulatory Guidance (Guidance on State aid in European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds financial instruments in the 2014-2020 programming period)

May 2017

When Member States give aid through financial instruments (co-)financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds, compliance with State aid rules is necessary in order to encourage economic efficiency and prevent that public support unduly distorts competition.

A Staff Working Document has been published by the European Commission to facilitate the application of State aid rules in the field of financial instruments and to point to different possibilities of achieving State aid compliance.

European Commission