Author: Phedon Nicolaides
This fifth volume of State Aid Uncovered reviews the main developments in the field of State aid in 2017.
Another year full of surprising twists and turns in the evolution of the concept of State aid has gone by, closely monitored by Phedon Nicolaides, Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and the University of Maastricht, as well as Academic Director at Lexxion Training. How will the UK’s withdrawal from the EU affect State aid rules in the UK? Are activities carried out by religious establishments economic in nature? Prof. Nicolaides critically analyses State aid judgments and decisions of the preceding year and explains new rules and regulations in the field of State aid.
The book compiles articles originally published on a weekly basis on Lexxion’s StateAidHub.eu. The articles are appropriately edited and conveniently grouped into chapters covering the main aspects of the concept of State aid such as “transfer of State resources”, “advantage”, “selectivity”, “affectation of trade” as well as the conditions for compatibility with the internal market, de minimis aid, new v existing aid and regional aid. Each article presents the main points of a court ruling or Commission decision, places them in the context of similar case law or practice, assesses the underlying reasoning, and identifies any inconsistencies or contradictions.
The benefit from a fairly comprehensive and easily accessible review of the main developments in State aid law and practice and will gain an insight in how State aid principles can be applied in practice.