Draft Regional Aid Guidelines 2014-20: What are the proposals and how might they affect regional policies in the Member States?

Cite as: Wishlade, F. (2013) Draft Regional Aid Guidelines 2014-20: What are the proposals and how might they affect regional policies in the Member States? EPRC Policy Briefing, March 2013, European Policies Research Centre, Glasgow

Following over two years of preparatory work, on 14 January 2013 the Commission issued Draft Regional Aid Guidelines (RAG) for public consultation. The Draft RAG imply significant changes to regional aid in the EU, particularly regarding the spatial coverage of policy and the targeting of aid to large firms. This EPRC Policy Briefing assesses the implications of the Draft RAG particularly in the light of updated GDP data published on 21 March 2013.

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