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Information about de minimis aid

When public aid benefits a single undertaking, there is a risk that it will distort or threaten to distort competition. According to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (article 107.1), European Union law generally prohibits State aid to undertakings within the common market.
However, there are exceptions and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s ordinance (2019:1269) on State aid for artists is exempted from the EU regulation of de minimis aid.
The condition for the exemption is that the aid recipient is not awarded more than EUR 200.000 for any period of three years.
The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth’s list of de minimis aid
De minimis aid may include State grants and subventions. The aid forms that are most likely to affect individual artists are, in addition to those awarded by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, grants and allowances from the Swedish Authors’ Fund. As well as targeted business support from, e.g., Almi, the Swedish Public Employment Service, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, Vinnova, the Swedish Innovation Agency, and regions. It may also include exemption from social security contributions for companies.
How do I know whether an aid is a de minimis aid?
- It should be stated in the application for the aid. It should also be communicated in the decision on the aid.
What happens if the total aid amount exceeds the EU ceiling for de minimis aid?
If the amount exceeds the EU ceiling for de minimis aid, the entire amount has to be repaid.
Uppdaterad: 2021-08-27 Tipsa om sidan


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