A special edition of the State aid Scoreboard has been published by the European Commission which focuses on measures adopted by Member States and reviewed and coordinated by the Commission in the current financial and economic crisis. In order to safeguard financial stability, Member States have set up guarantee umbrellas, risk shields and recapitalisation measures for the financial sector with an overall volume of up to €3000 billion. Three new Commission Communications provide a clear framework setting out the conditions under which these unprecedented measures can be taken while preserving the integrity of the Single Market and avoiding harmful subsidy races between Member States. In addition, the December 2008 Temporary Framework for State aid measures provides guidance to Member States how companies and jobs in the real economy can be best supported without excessive distortions of competition. The Scoreboard, together with a set of detailed statistical tables and indicators for all Member States, is available here.