When does the State Aid occur in an Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE project?Answer:
Public support granted by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme to project(s) is State Aid when all of the below listed criteria are met:
- The recipient of public support is an “undertaking” (an entity carrying out an economic activity in the context of the project);
- The undertaking is given an economic advantage that it would not gain under normal market conditions;
- Advantage given is selectively favoring certain undertaking(s) or the production of certain good(s);
- Given support distorts or threatens to distort competition and affects trade within the European Union.
Project applications are assessed against these criteria, given in the article 107 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
In case of State Aid relevance of projects selected for funding, specific contractual obligations on State Aid are given in the project Subsidy Contract.