Compensation for the Net Cost of Public Service Obligations (Part I)

Public service obligations must be imposed through an act of entrustment that defines clearly the terms of the service and the duration of the obligation.

The “reasonable profit” in the public service compensation should reflect the risk borne by the provider.

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09. Aug 2022

EPPPL 2/2022 – Public Procurement Interacts with the Wider World

Issue 2/2022 of the European Procurement & Public Private Partnerships Law Review (EPPPL) is now […]

04. Aug 2022

EStAL 2/2022 – Foreign Subsidies Regulation, Regional Aid Guidelines and More

Issue 2/2022 of the European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) is now available! The Articles […]

01. Aug 2022

CoRe 2/2022 – A Hot Competition Summer

Issue 2/2022 of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) is out! Read articles […]

28. Jul 2022

AbfallR 4/2022 jetzt verfügbar

Die Bedeutung der Kreislauf- und Abfallwirtschaft für den Klimaschutz und die Schonung natürlicher Ressourcen ist […]

15. Jul 2022

EDPL 2/2022 Out Now

Issue 2/2022 of the European Data Protection Law Review (EDPL) is now available. The articles […]

11. Jul 2022

EFFL 3/2022 Out Now

Issue 3/2022 of the European Food and Feed Law Review is now available. The issue […]

11. Jul 2022

EFFL 3/2022 Out Now

Issue 3/2022 of the European Food and Feed Law Review is now available. The issue […]

11. Jul 2022

CCLR 2/2022 Out Now

Issue 2/2022 of the Carbon and Climate Law Review is out now. The issue features […]

11. Jul 2022

StoffR 2/2022 Jetzt verfügbar

Pflanzen-Biostimulanzien, „Selbstbedienungsverbot“ der Biozidrechts-Durchführungsverordnung, Vergleich der koreanischen SSIC-Liste mit der REACH-Kandidatenliste, Neuerungen im Bereich der […]

13. Feb 2022

Climate Discours Episode 9 Out Now! Lisa De Marco: Article 6, Intergenerational Perspectives and Long Distance Running

In this episode of Climate Discourse, Kate speaks with Lisa DeMarco. Lisa is on the […]

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16. Aug 2022
State Aid Blog

Compensation for the Net Cost of Public Service Obligations (Part I)

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Legal Standing of Competitors

A Commission decision authorising or prohibiting a state aid measure that can be implemented without […]

26. Jul 2022
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Economic Activities of a Research Organisation (Part I)

The revenue from the economic activities of a research organisation must cover the full cost […]

19. Jul 2022
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The State Behaving Like a Private Land Owner

A private land owner changes rent at market rates. But it may accept lower rent […]

12. Jul 2022
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State Guarantees without State Aid

Introduction State guarantees may constitute State aid if they are not priced at market rates. […]

05. Jul 2022
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Why Grant a Loan to an Undertaking in Difficulty?

When a market operator invests in an undertaking in difficulty it also considers the possibility […]

30. Jun 2022
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Further Views on Editorial by Andreas Bartosch (EStAL 1/2022, 1)

Reading the Editorial by Andreas Bartosch (EStAL 1/2022, 1), I feel tempted – not to […]

28. Jun 2022
State Aid Blog

Individual Aid to Counter the Effects of Serious Economic Disturbance Is Legally Possible, but Is it Appropriate?

Individual aid need not be capable itself to remedy serious economic disturbance in the economy […]

21. Jun 2022
State Aid Blog

The Date on which State Aid is Deemed to be Granted Is not necessarily the Date on which the Actual Benefit Materialises

State aid is deemed to be granted even if the benefit cannot be quantified in […]

14. Jun 2022
State Aid Blog

Territoriality and the Tax Treatment of Intra-group Transactions

A special tax rule can constitute the reference or normal system of taxation if it […]

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