Twinning-Project on the Procedure for Controlling State Aid

Twinning

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, B.&S.U. mbH was responsible for the project and financial management for the Twinning-Project “Improving the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MoEF) capacity to apply the EC Regulation No. 659/1999” from 2008 to 2009 together with the Romanian Ministry of Economy and Finance. The project addressed the procedure for controlling state aid. The Federal State of Berlin seconded the long-term experts and the project leader.

As part of the project, the procedure for controlling state aid, in particular within current funding programmes, in the Romanian Ministry of Economy and Finance was improved with the assistance of German experts. Guidelines for the recovery of illegal and forbidden state aid were developed and the surveillance of the financial relations between the Ministry of Economy and Finance and public enterprises and companies with special rights was improved.

Twinning Projekt Beihilfen

A total of 26 short-term experts, mostly from German Federal State ministries provided the Romanian partners with high quality, practice-orientated support in substantive and procedural state aid.

At the closure conference on 17.11.2009, the Romanian project leader thanked the German partners specifically for the successful cooperation and pointed out that the international partnership in this area of law for all parties involved had been profitable.

B.&S.U. mbH provided the following services:

Contact: ulynar@bsu-berlin.de

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