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Compatibility

As a general rule, the compatibility of these different incentives depends on the specific regulations governing each one, some of which identify certain incompatibilities (either absolute or up to certain limits), while for others it is expressly stated that they are compatible with other forms of aid (subsidies or other forms of public funding), without prejudice to the maximum limits on the accumulation of State aid established in Community legislation.

In general, without limitation and notwithstanding the legislation applicable in each specific case, the general situation in relation to compatibility is as follows:

9.1 General State initiatives

9.1.1 Training

In principle, there are no incompatibilities with other types of aid.

9.1.2 Employment

In principle, there are no incompatibilities with other types of aid. However, taken in conjunction with other incentives, this aid cannot exceed 60% of the social security cost of each contract created under these programs.

9.2 State incentives for specific industries

These incentives are compatible with the other types of aid, but they cannot exceed (in terms of net subsidy) the limits set by the EU for incentives in certain areas.

9.3 Regional incentives

9.3.1 Granted by the State

In principle, no investment project will be able to receive additional financial or industry subsidies (of any nature or from any granting agency) if the maximum percentage stated in each Royal Decree of demarcation is exceeded, since both types of aid are combined with the regional aid received for the project when computing the related ceilings. In no case may the limits established by the EU in the Guidelines on regional aid and maps approved for each State be exceeded.

9.3.2 Granted by Autonomous Communities and Municipalities and Municipal Authorities

The general limit applicable to regional and industry financial aid also covers these incentives.

9.4 EU aid and incentives

Éstas son, en principio, compatibles con otros tipos de ayuda, con las limitaciones específicas señaladas más arriba.

These are, in principle, compatible with other types of aid, with the specific limitations described above.

In fact, EU funds habitually finance many of the incentives (industry and regional) described in previous sections (Table 27).

Table 27

LEVEL OF GRANT WHERE TO APPLY WHEN TO APPLY HOW TO APPLY ON-LINE INFORMATION
EU
BEI EIB Spanish intermediary entities (banks, etc.). No specific rules Ask intermediaries. http://www.eib.org/
FEI EIB, Spanish intermediary entities. No specific rules Ask intermediaries. www.eif.org/
ERDF Autonomous Communities. Ministry of Finance. General-Subdirectorate of Regional Incentives. Other granting agencies. Depends on national rules. Depends on national rules. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/thefunds/regional/index_es.cfm
ESF Provincial offices of the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Social Security. Autonomous Community in which investment will be located. Depends on each program. See regulation 1304/2013 http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/thefunds/social/index_es.cfm
EAGF and EAFRD (financing the Common Agricultural Policy) Autonomous Community in which investment will be located. Depends on each program. See regulation 1306/2013 https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders-0/european-structural-and-investment-funds_es
EMFF Autonomous Communities. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and the Environment. Depends on national rules. See regulation 508/2014 http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/pesca/temas/fondos-europeos/femp/
R&D&I Programs European Commission General Directorate of Science, Research and Development. See rules on each program. See rules on each program and Regulation 1291/2013. https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/what-horizon-2020