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Natural Disasters And State Aid

By: Phedon Nicolaides Compensation for damage suffered by undertakings as a result of a natural disaster constitutes State aid. The compensation is compatible with the internal...

EU May Extend Easier State-Aid Rules

EU regulators are considering extending easier state-aid rules which allow governments to support businesses affected by the war in Ukraine to end-2023, and with...
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EC Approves €220 Million Spanish State Aid

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €220 million Spanish measure to support Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, S.A. in the...
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Legal Standing of Competitors

By: Phedon Nicolaides (State Aid Uncovered) Any natural or legal person who is the addressee of an act of an EU institution can challenge that...
Competitive Neutrality and the Role of the State in The Market

Competitive Neutrality and the Role of the State in The Market:...

By Nicole Robins1   The OECD’s recommendation on competitive neutrality aims to ensure a level playing field between enterprises. To achieve this, a number of insights...
Compensatory Payments and State Resources

Compensatory Payments and State Resources

By: Phedon Nicolaides (Lexxion State Aid Blog) The Court of Justice has stressed repeatedly that any resource over which the state can exercise control becomes a...
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Legitimate Expectations and the “Right” to State Aid

By: Phedon Nicolaides (State Aid Uncovered) As the process of transition to green economy accelerates, Member States have been reducing the subsidies they promised to...
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EU To Extend Broad State Aid Rules For COVID Hit Companies

The European Commission on Thursday, September 30, proposed extending looser State aid rules for virus-hit companies for six months to June 2022 in a bid to...
Recovery Promoting Competition Friendly State Measures

Back to the Recovery: Promoting Competition Friendly State Measures

By Ruben Maximiano1   To ensure a robust economic recovery, competition principles need to be built into the design and execution of the State measures that...
The Importance of Competitive Neutrality in Promoting FDI and Sustainable Recovery

The Importance of Competitive Neutrality in Promoting FDI and Sustainable Recovery

Competitive neutrality principles encourage FDI by promoting a level playing field among competitors. When certain market players, such as SOEs, or selected private firms,...
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