In the context of its initiative to modernise the European Union's State aid policy, the European Commission published on 31 July 2014 its revised rules for the assessment of rescue and restructuring aid granted by Member States to companies in difficulty in the Official Journal of the European Union.

In its Communication No 2016/C262/01 published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 19 July 2016, the European Commission provided further clarifications on the concept and criteria of state aid.

Sogepa's guidelines have been effective since October 2014, and are established in accordance with these revisions by the European Executive.

Guidelines on the terms and conditions of SOGEPA's loan and capital interventions