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Up in the Air: Airlines and Competition Policy in Times of...

By Georgiana Pop & Gonçalo Coelho (World Bank Group)1   Introduction The COVID-19 outbreak took a swift but tremendous toll on the airline industry. In the course...

EU Recommends Restricting Aid To Companies With Links To Tax Havens

The Commission has today recommended that Member States do not grant financial support to companies with links to countries that are on the EU's...
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EU Regulators Probe Czech State Aid

EU antitrust regulators launched an investigation into about €282 million (US$318 million) in Czech State aid granted to the country’s postal operator for providing...
State Aid: COVID-19 Temporary Framework

State Aid: COVID-19 Temporary Framework

By S. Gerhard Dijkstra and M. Ibrahim Quadri (Cornerstone Research)1   Introduction Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several Member States have implemented measures to contain the spread...
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EU Clears Portugal’s €1.2B Airline Bailout

The Portuguese government’s decision to grant national airline TAP a €1.2 billion (US$1.37 billion) rescue loan was approved by the European Commission’s competition authorities...
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Trade Groups Say EU State Aid Rules Hinder Tech Bailouts

Tech start-ups across Europe are struggling to access coronavirus support schemes because of EU state aid rules, industry groups from several countries say, threatening...
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Business Cooperation in Times of Emergency: The Role of Competition Law

Giorgio Monti (Tilburg Law and Economics Center)1   1. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the Commission respond readily to state aid measures: protocols established in 2008...

EU Clashes Over State Aid Distribution

Brussels plans for a further relaxation of its rules on State aid have been caught up in an increasingly hard-fought pan-European debate over whether...
State Aid in Football: Fall-Out From the General Court’s Judgments in the Valencia and Elche Appeals

State Aid in Football: Fall-Out From the General Court’s Judgments in...

Modern football creates unprecedented investment pressures on clubs, which leave them exposed to high levels of financial risk. This risk is often diluted by...
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State aid: Romania needs to recover €570 million of incompatible aid...

The European Commission has found that rail freight operator CFR Marfa received at least €570 million incompatible State aid from Romania through a debt...
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