State aid: European Commission adopts Best Practices Code to streamline State aid control

On 16 July 2018, the Code of Best Practices for the conduct of State aid control procedures was adopted by the European Commission. The Best Practices Code was published in the Official Journal of the European Union no. C 253, on 19 July 2018, and the European Commission will apply this Code to measures which were brought to its attention 30 days after publishing date.

The Best Practices Code conveys details of the manner in which State aid procedures are carried out and sets out the steps the European Commission is taking to increase the speed, transparency and predictability of these procedures. Guidance and information brought by the Code can be accessed here