Source: European Commission
The European Commission published a new instrument to address potential distortive effects of foreign subsidies in the Single Market. This legislative proposal follows the adoption of the White Paper in June 2020 and an extensive consultation process with stakeholders. It aims at closing the regulatory gap in the Single Market, whereby subsidies granted by non-EU governments currently go largely unchecked, while subsidies granted by Member States are subject to close scrutiny. The new tool is designed to effectively tackle foreign subsidies that cause distortions and harm the level playing field in the Single Market in any market situation. It is also a key element to deliver on the updated EU Industrial Strategy adopted on the same day, the 5th May, by promoting a fair and competitive Single Market thereby setting the right conditions for the European industry to thrive.
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