The European Commission has granted temporary clearance to the illiquid asset back-up facility provided by the Dutch State to the financial group ING, with final approval dependent on the result of an in-depth investigation. Following an initial assessment of the complex measure for ING, the Commission decided for reasons of financial stability, similar to those governing the assessment of rescue aid, not to raise objections for a period of six months. However, as some conditions required by the Impaired Asset Communication need further in-depth analysis, in particular regarding valuation, the Commission has decided to open an indepth investigation on this and corresponding elements like burden sharing.