About: State aid

Energy 11-05-2015

The energy conundrum in Bulgaria and Greece

Bulgaria and Greece are hard nuts to crack when it comes to implementing EU energy legislation and integrating with the wider European energy market. These two countries illustrate the difficulties of building an Energy Union.
Enlargement 27-05-2005

State aid in the new member states

The EU's regime for state aid aims to prevent member states from protecting or promoting companies to the detriment of competitors within the EU. The underlying goal is to guarantee an undistorted single market and to boost competitiveness. The ten new member states have to comply with the existing EU laws (the 'acquis') but some transition periods have been agreed during the negotiations.