Preparation of reports on the State aid granted in Latvia after accession of Latvia to the EU 31/01/2018
According to Article 6(1) of the Commission Regulation (EC) No 794/2004 of 21 April 2004 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Article 93 of the EC Treaty each Member State shall transmit its annual reports on all State aid measures existing in the country in the last calendar year to the Commission in electronic form no later than 30 June of the year following the year to which the report relates. Information should be submitted in a standard form attached to the Council Regulation as Annex IIIA. Therefore reports ensure possibility to compare the amount of aid granted and trends of granting the aid in the EU, as well as to make necessary conclusions for further development of the Stat aid control system in the EU.
Every year the European Commission sends to Member State a letter with partially prepared report on existing aid measures in the Member State and a date the Member State should submit electronically a fully prepared annual report to the European Commission. Thus every year the Ministry of Finance prepares information requests to institutions involved in granting of the State aid to submit necessary data on existing aid measures under their competences, collects information received from institutions and prepares the annual report for submission to the European Commission.