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THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT COMMUNITY LEGAL ACTS REGULATING THE STATE AID ARE:
- Commission Regulation (EC) no. 651/2014 of 17th June 2014 declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the common market in application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty - the support granted on the basis of these regulations does not require notification to the European Commission
and
- the Guidelines on regional State aid for 2014-2020 – the aid on the basis of these regulations requires notification to the
European Commission every time.
AID INSTRUMENTS FOR THE INVESTORS IN POLAND
GOVERNMENTAL GRANTS
Governmental grants are provided on the basis of Programme for supporting investments of major importance to the Polish economy for years 2011-2023 (further as the Programme), adopted by the Council of Ministers on July 5, 2011 (with further changes). Support is provided in the form of a grant on the basis of a bilateral agreement concluded between the Minister of Economic Development and the investor. The agreement lays down the conditions for the payment of the grant, which, in principle, is paid proportionately to the degree of fulfilling investor’s commitments.
Support can also be applied for by companies planning the so called significant investments - in various sectors if a project’s minimum eligible costs are 750M PLN and creating at least 200 new jobs or 500M PLN and creating at least 500 new jobs; or with minimum eligible costs of 500M PLN and minimum 500 new jobs. Moreover, the investors planning investments in the following priority sectors: automotive, electronic including household appliances, aviation, biotechnology, agricultural and food processing, modern services sector and research and development (R&D) may apply for the grant on the basis of lower entry criteria.
The entry criteria to apply for the grants are as follows:
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Sector Employment and Investment expenditures Maximum level of support Employment Grant
Manufacturing:* 250 BSS 250
R&D 35
Significant investment
in other manufacturing sectors
PLN 40M PLN 1.5M**
PLN 1M**
from 3,200
to 15,600 PLN***
200 PLN 750M or or
500 PLN 500M
* The support is not granted to investment projects located in districts where the unemployment rate is lower than 75% of the country average. ** Excluding costs of office space rent.
*** Plus 20% for location in Eastern Poland.
**** Additionally, 5 percentage points for location in Eastern Poland.










































































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