Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia/ Group for State Aid Control / Commission for State Aid Control
CLDS, Chamber of Commerce
The State Aid TA project is a continuation of the EU financed project “Policy and Legal Advise Centre” (PLAC) II and III which operated in the period from January 2005 to June 2009. While the PLAC project was addressing the issues of legal harmonisation in some specific areas, namely: state aid, public procurement, financial services, banking, technical rules and standards, and personal data protection, the TA State Aid project is intended to assist the implementation of State Aid legislation and legal advocacy, strengthening institutional capacity of the State Aid Group at the Ministry of Finance and the Commission for State Aid Control and to increase the awareness on State Aid Policy at the level of State Aid grantors, potential beneficiaries and the judiciary. With its resources, the State Aid TA project will be supporting the Serbian Government in their efforts towards proper implementation of the SAA in the field of State Aid and its enforcement through the Commission for State Aid Control and the Ministry of Finance. Serbia has clearly moved forward since it finalized the ToR. The Commission for State Aid Control is now in place and it intends to speed up the process of enforcement of the Serbian State Aid Law in line with the SAA obligations.
The overall objective of the project is to assist the beneficiary country in ensuring that government interventions do not distort competition and trade with the EU. Supporting the Government of the Republic of Serbia in establishing and implementing a system of rules and procedures under which State Aid which is necessary for a well-functioning and equitable economy is monitored and assessed as well as enforced by a well functioning administration.