On 12 December 2007, the European Commission (Commission) announced that it had adopted revised rules governing the notification of State aids. There are new notification forms and it is intended that the electronic notification system using a secure email system will be compulsory from 1 July 2008, in order to speed up the process. However, the new system will require production of additional information which the Commission believes will assist them to formulate their views in less time. The Regulation requires information to be gathered on outstanding recovery orders and will require the publication of approved aid schemes on the internet.