Regulation (2015:210) Concerning State Aid To Regional Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises

Original Language Title: Förordning (2015:210) om statligt stöd för att regionalt främja små och medelstora företag

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Read the untranslated law here: http://rkrattsbaser.gov.se/sfst?bet=2015:210

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1 § to promote sustainable growth and increased

competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises and thus a

sustainable regional growth, subject to availability of funding support

provided pursuant to this regulation.



Support the design should contribute to current and future

generations can be offered healthy economic, social and

environmental conditions.



Aid donors



section 2 of the Act (2002:34) of co-operating units in counties are

provisions relating to a collaborative body has the task of

decide on the use of certain State funds for regional

growth work. In the law (2010:630) on regional

utvecklingsansvar in some County provides for a

county councils provided for in the law to decide on the use of

some funding for regional growth work.



In a County with a County Council referred to in the Act on regional

utvecklingsansvar in some counties, it is said about

the County Administrative Board in this regulation rather than apply the relevant

the County Council. Kalmar county, the County Administrative Board in

rather than apply samverkansorganet.



section 3 within the framework of the regional growth policy must support

provided pursuant to this regulation by the provincial government.



Within the framework of the regional growth policy and

industrial policy, support may also be provided by regional growth.



In section 22 contains provisions on who the donor in a

case-by-case basis. The support referred to in paragraphs 16 and 19 provided only by

the County Administrative Board. Assistance under section 21 is provided only by

Regional growth.



State aid



section 4 support may only be provided in accordance with



1. Commission Regulation (EC) No 651/2014 of 17 June

2014 declaring certain categories of aid

compatible with the common market under articles 107 and

108 of the Treaty, or



2. Commission Regulation (EC) No 1407/2013 of 18

December 2013 on the application of articles 107 and 108 of the

the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union on the basis of

less importance.



paragraph 5 of the terms and expressions used in this regulation were

the same meaning as in Commission regulations (EC) no

651/2014 and (EC) No 1407/2013.



section 6 is essential for aid to aid application has

submitted before work activities or project

begins.



section 7 of the aid may not exceed what is necessary with regard

for other funding opportunities and other factors

to the measure that the aid should be implemented.



section 8 assistance under 12, 13, second subparagraph, 1 and 14 sections may be provided

only for activities that are deemed to be able to achieve profitability and a

sustainable employment for the employees.



assistance under section 9, 12, 13, second subparagraph, 1 and 14 sections may be provided

the only operating on market

terms and conditions.



paragraph 10 in order to qualify for aid, salaries and other

benefits of employment of the beneficiary must be at least equivalent

with the provisions of applicable collective agreements.



section 11 of the Support provided in the form of grants, subject to the

This regulation.



Eligible measures



section 12 of aid for consultancy services for small and medium-sized enterprises

may be provided in accordance with chapter I and article 18 of the

Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014.



Such aid must relate to product development, marketing,

skills development or other similar purposes. The aid may

not exceed 150 000 kroons.



13 § support for enterprise development may be provided in accordance with

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1407/2013.



Support may be provided for costs that are attributable to the

product development, marketing, training or

other similar purposes, other than those costs relating to

the company's normal operation, for measures



1. to be implemented in a company,



2. to be implemented in the form of a collaboration project that

include at least three independent companies or, if there is

specific reasons, two independent companies, which are limited in

time and for the participating companies is expected to create a

added value that would not otherwise occur, or



3. deriving from the participation in projects under the regional

development strategies or structural fund programmes.



If the approved costs amounts to no more than 60 000 SEK,

aid may also include costs for machines or other

Office equipment (mikrobidrag).



14 § aid to SME participation in

trade shows may be provided in accordance with chapter I and article 19 of the

Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014.



Support may only be provided to a company's costs for a

first participation in a trade fair. Aid may not exceed

1 800 000 SEK.



15 § support for joint costs that arise when small and

medium-sized enterprises participate in projects for European

territorial cooperation may be provided in accordance with chapter I

and article 20 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 651/2014.



16 § aid to research and development projects may be submitted

in accordance with chapter I and article 25 of the Commission's

Regulation (EC) No 651/2014.



Support may be provided in the form of grants or loans.



17 § aid for innovation clusters may be provided in accordance with

Chapter I and article 27 of Commission Regulation (EU) no

651/2014.



section 18 of the Innovation support for small and medium-sized enterprises,

provided in accordance with chapter I and article 28 of the

Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014.



If the provincial Government provide support in accordance with the first subparagraph,

the aid only concern the costs to acquire, validate and

defending patents and other intangible assets.



19 § aid for process and organisational innovation

may be provided in accordance with chapter I and article 29 of the

Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014.



section 20 of Aid to education may be provided in accordance with chapter I

and article 31 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 651/2014.



Aid may not exceed SEK 1 800 000.



21 § Risk financing support may be provided in accordance with Chapter

And article 21 of Commission Regulation (EU) no

651/2014.



Funding is directed to support in the form of equity or

equity, or a financial

funds for the direct or indirect provision of

risk financing to eligible companies.



Procedure in State aid cases



section 22 an application for assistance shall be made in writing and submitted to the

the authority responsible for the announcement of funding has

occurred.



section 23 of the decision on aid may be subject to the conditions that are required

for the purpose of the aid to be met.



section 24 of the one who has received an aid to the authority

decided to support the written account the experience of the

measures that aid granted for.



The authority shall monitor the activities that support has been provided

to and exercise supervision over the compliance with the conditions for the aid.

The granted assistance shall give the authority or the

authority appoints an opportunity to review the activities and on

request, provide additional information on its activities.



section 25 of The aid under this Regulation may not be paid

to an undertaking which is subject to payment requirements because

by a decision of the European Commission which declares a

the aid illegal and incompatible with the internal market.



section 26 of the authority that decided on a support shall act to

the aid granted in whole or in part will not be paid if the



1. the applicant for support by providing false

information or otherwise caused to aid

granted improperly or with excessive amounts,



2. the aid for any other reason have been granted incorrectly or

with the high amount and the recipient should have known this,

or



3. the conditions for the aid have not been respected.



The repayment obligation



section 27 a beneficiary is obliged to refund if any of the

grounds referred to in section 26.



section 28 if a beneficiary is obliged to refund under 27

§, the Authority decided on aid may decide to completely

or partially recover the aid. If there are particular

reasons, the authority may remit the reimbursement fully

or in part.



A recovery decision shall be taken within ten years from the

the aid was paid out.



section 29 if a beneficiary is not eligible for a

amount of aid to be repaid, and this rate is imposed according to

interest Act (1975:635). Interest requirement may be reduced if the

There are special reasons.



section 30 when a beneficiary is obliged to refund or

liable to pay interest in accordance with this regulation, the

authority which decided on aid may decide that a payment of

assistance shall be offset against other payment of aid under the

the regulation.



Other provisions



section 31 in 22 a of the Administrative Procedure Act (1986:223) contains provisions

If the appeal to the administrative court. Other decisions

than decisions under 25, 26 and 30 sections, however, may not be appealed.



32 § a beneficiary is obliged, at the request of the

authority which decided on a support leave it basis

necessary for Sweden to be able to perform the obligations which the

comply with Commission regulations (EC) No 651/2014 and

(EC) No 1407/2013.



section 33 Authority decided on support to bring the

records referred to in



1. Article 12 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 651/2014;

and



2. Article 6(4) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1407/2013.

In case of an application for aid under Commission Regulation (EU)

No 1407/2013, the notifying authority shall provide the information to the

the company, which is clear from article 6(1) of that regulation.



34 § tillväxtverket, before courts, public authorities and in

Moreover, monitoring the State's right against the beneficiary under this

Regulation. The work will then adopt the composition proposal or on other

way waive the State's law.




The County Board shall inform the Agency as soon as any action

from the work under this section need to be taken.



35 § regional growth may provide for

the enforcement of this regulation.



Transition provisions



2015:210



1. this Regulation shall enter into force on May 1, 2015.



2. The regulation repeals Regulation (2000:283) if

regional contribution to enterprise development. The repealed

the regulation, however, still support decided

According to the regulation.