European regulations: de minimis aid ceiling raised to €300,000

On December 13, the European Commission adopted a new de minimis regulation. The regulations adopted in mid-December came into force on January 1, 2024 and will remain in force until December 31, 2030..

What types of aid and companies are affected by the new de minimis aid regulation?

The treaty does not specify the list of aid subject to the de minimis rule, which will be published as every year in the near future..

The treaty specifies that it concerns all companies, whatever their size.

What is the new de minimis aid ceiling?

Article 3.2 of the Treaty states that "the total amount of de minimis aid granted per Member State to a single undertaking may not exceed EUR 300,000 over any three-year period.

As a reminder, the previous treaty stipulated that aid received up to December 31, 2023 could not exceed €200,000.

Also, as of January 1, 2026, a central directory will be set up to reduce the reporting burden on companies.

Reminder: what is de minimis aid?

The de minimis mechanism is a European rule that allows states to grant small amounts of public aid without prior notification to the European Commission. De minimis aid is limited to a sliding sum of €300,000 over 3 fiscal years.

For example, aid for innovation is granted under the notified RDI scheme and is not affected by these ceilings. 

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