The coal industry has been subject to special EU State aid rules since the expiry of the European Coal and Steel Treaty in 2002. In order to allow for the continued restructuring of the coal industry, Regulation 1407/2002/EC provides for an exception to the general prohibition of State aid. This Regulation will expire at the end of 2010. The Commission has adopted a report analysing State aid granted under the Regulation between 2002 and 2006, and also whether there is a need to amend the Regulation. The report, which was adopted following consultations with Member States and stakeholders, concludes that there is no need to propose any amendments to the Regulation.