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Directorate General State Aid

Director General: Valerio Vecchietti

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Directorate General State Aid is responsible for:

  • building the Italian position on State Aid through a coordination activity involving central administrations and - through these - local authorities;
  • providing public administrations with prior information on State Aid in order for both national and regional legislation to be properly implemented according to the EU law and principles;
  • ensuring participation in both European and national coordination and consultation fora on State Aid, as well as the relations with the EU Commission and other Member States;
  • coordinating the national reply to formal investigation procedures and possible unlawful aid when several administrations are involved;
  •  monitoring pending cases on State Aid recovery;
  • contributing to the national quarterly reports on formal investigation procedures and State Aid recovery;  
  • ensuring the national administrations’ compliance with the information requirements on State Aid in the Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI).



Relations with national administrations on State aid

Tasks: providing support and advice to central administrations on State Aid; ensuring relations between Commission and national administrations during investigation procedures; ensuring participation in European and Italian coordination and consultation fora.

Relations with European institutions on State Aid

Tasks: building the Italian position on EU legislative proposals on State Aid involving central administrations, local authorities, economic stakeholders and social partners.

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