The European Commission has found under EC Treaty State aid rules that the non-enforcement of several debt rescheduling agreements in favour of the Spanish synthetic fibres producer SNIACE between 1993 and 1996 involve State aid. The aid is incompatible because it merely relieves SNIACE from ordinary business charges that its competitors had to pay, without furthering any public interest goal. Such aid confers an unfair competitive advantage on the beneficiary. The Commission has concluded that the full amounts covered by the rescheduling agreements constitute incompatible State aid and has therefore ordered Spain to recover aid amounting to more than €22.6 million, plus interest, from SNIACE.