Maximum Amount of State Aid

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Overall aid from all sources is limited by EU legislation and divided into categories. The classification into zones (Wester, Central, and Eastern Slovakia) is applicable.

The intensity of investment grants, the amount and form of the investment grant in the particular regions are governed by a specific Directive which determines maximum intensity of investment aid.

For the purpose of job subsidies, districts of the country are divided according to the respective unemployment rate:

Zone A

districts with an unemployment rate over to 160,01% of the average Slovak unemployment rate

 

Zone B

districts with an unemployment rate over 135,01% of the average Slovak unemployment rate

 

Zone C

districts with an unemployment rate from 100,01% to 135,00% of the average Slovak unemployment rate

 

Zone D

districts with an unemployment rate up to 100,00% of the average Slovak unemployment rate

 

In addition, classification into the zones will influence the maximum investment aid intensity calculated as a percentage of the eligible investment costs:

A - Eastern Slovakia

B - Central Slovakia

C - Western Slovakia

Specific conditions appliy to investment projects in industry or tourism with eligible costs exceeding EUR 200 million.

Further possibilities for increasing the maximum aid intensity:

  • small and medium – sized enterprises

The maximum aid intensity might, however, be increased for investment projects with eligible costs not exceeding EUR 50 million by 10 percentage points for medium enterprises and by 20 percentage points for small enterprises