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What changes to state aid rules are needed to help create a green economy? As Europe struggles to transition to a stable and sustainable economic future, this report commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group proposes reforms that will turn state aid rules into a tool for creating a truly green economy, with benefits for the environment, consumers and Member States.

State aid rules, which govern when public authorities may grant assistance to selected undertakings, play a crucial role in determining the economic and environmental future of the EU. This report, commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group and authored by the E3G think-tank, outline a range of measures that would ensure state aid rules help Europe transition to a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy.

As Europe prepares to make major investments in areas such as energy and transport in the coming years, state aid rules that create a level playing-field for different industries and phase out damaging subsidies for fossil fuels will benefit investors and the public alike.

This publication is available to read in English or German.

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2014, January 14
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Studies and Research