State Aid

Kroes vows to preserve state aid

Premium 13 October 2008

European competition commissioner Neelie Kroes today stressed the importance of competition policy in solving the current financial crisis.

Sarkozy calls for looser state aid rules

Premium 10 October 2008

French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, yesterday called on the European Commission to relax state aid rules and allow member states to support industry.

Kroes addresses parliament on banking crisis

Premium 07 October 2008

European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes says the European Commission's state aid system "will continue to be part of the solution, not part of the problem," in a speech to the European parliament about the current banking crisis.

DG Comp concerned by Channel 4 aid

Premium 07 October 2008

The European Commission has said that plans by the UK government to provide £14 million of public funding to television broadcaster Channel 4 could represent an unfair subsidy.

DG Comp receives Northern Rock plan

Premium 01 April 2008

The British government met its 17 March deadline to submit a restructuring aid plan for troubled bank Northern Rock to the European Commission.