The European Commission (Commission) has approved amendments to the German support package for financial institutions. The original measures were approved by the Commission on 27 October 2008. The German Government has subsequently amended its package to take into account the Commission’s Communication on Recapitalisation and the changes that have since occurred in the financial sector. The main amendments include: (i) ensuring that the entry level for remuneration of banks classified as financially sound is in line with Commission guidance; (ii) ensuring that incentives are in place to ensure that companies that have attained financial support pay it back as soon as the market conditions improve; and (iii) requiring that a report is produced to demonstrate that the bank is financially sound and that a plan is in place for repayment of any State capital received.