Global Competition Review

Guide in the use of economics in state aid

Among all the areas of competition policy, state aid control is the branch that witnessed most changes in the past decade. In 2012, the European Commission acknowledged the need for reform by publishing a Communication on EU state aid modernization. The 2012 Communication proposed two main streams of action. On the one hand, it refers to focusing the enforcement on cases with the biggest impact on the internal market and on the other, to streamlining the rules.

In this article, published by the Global Competition Review (GCR), Dr. Adina Claici and Elisa Pau, aim at addressing both issues identified in the Communication; the rules and the enforcement, with a focus on the use of economics in state aid.

An extract from GCR’s State Aid Know-how 2019. The whole publication is available here.

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