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  • Publication frequency quarterly
  • approx. 100 pages
  • ISSN 1619-5272
  • eISSN 1619-5272
  • Language: English

EStAL – European State Aid Law Quarterly

EStAL 1/2024 Out Now

Issue 1/2024 of the European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) is now online! In the Editorial, Caroline Buts ventures down the rabbit hole of the present State aid policy context.

In the Articles section you can find papers on: regulatory form and the differentiation of fiscal measures and non-fiscal measures in EU State aid law; Italy’s experience implementing a comprehensive State aid register; the identification of foreign subsidies under the EU’s New Foreign Subsidies Regulation; how the CJEU has defined ‘Incentive Effect’ and ‘Start of Works’ in Eesti Pagar and Est Wind Power;  and how the EU’s new economic security strategy amounts to a ‘yes, but’ approach in EU trade relations.

Looking at the new FSR from a different angle, an opinion piece predicts the impact of the Regulation on professional football.

The Country Reports section features national updates from: EEA and EFTA StatesFinlandPolandSpain and the United Kingdom.

The Case Notes section covers Case C-284/21 P Commission v Braesch and Others and Joined Cases C-73/22 P and C-77/22 Grupa Azoty S.A. and Others v Commission

Additionally, you can find a Book Review of The Future of EU State Aid Law, Consolidation and Expansion (EU Law Live Press, 2023) and a report from the EStAL Lecture on 1 February 2024 in Brussels reflecting on the main State aid events of the past few years.

View all articles from the latest issue of EStAL here.

Become an author for EStAL and view our Call for Papers.

Call for Case Notes

The editorial team of EStAL welcomes case note submissions on the following judgments:

  • Judgment of 2 February 2023, C-649/20 P, C-658/20 P and C-662/20 P Spain,
    Lico Leasing and PYMAR (Spanish Tax Lease)
  • Judgment of 14 September 2023, C-508/21 P C-509/21 P Commission v IGG
  • Judgment of 27 September 2023, T-826/14 Spain v Commission
  • Judgment of 12 October 2023, C-11/22 Est Wind Power OÜ

See further cases in the full Call for Case Notes.

About EStAL

The European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) was launched in 2002 as the first pan-European journal dedicated solely to State aid law and policy. Since then the journal has been known for closely monitoring the reforms, changes and overall developments in the world of State aid and subsidies in the EU, becoming the primary point of reference for policy-makers, practitioners and academics.

EStAL's Editors

Managing Editors

Caroline Buts, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Maria Segura, Clayton & Segura State Aid Lawyers, Brussels, Belgium

Editorial Board

Andreas Bartosch, Bartosch EU – Law, Brussels, Belgium
Andrea Biondi, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom
José Luis Buendía Sierra, Legal Service of the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Rose D’Sa, Formerly European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, Belgium
Leo Flynn, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Leigh Hancher, Tilburg University, European University Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Michael Honoré, Michael Honoré Law, Copenhagen, Denmark
Thomas Jaeger, University of Vienna, Austria
Christian Koenig, Center for European Integration Studies, Bonn, Germany
Koen Lenaerts, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Claire Micheau, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Phedon Nicolaides, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus and Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Michael Schütte, Schütte Law, Brussels, Belgium
Vincent Verouden, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

Associate Editor

Małgorzata Cyndecka, University of Bergen, Norway

Book Reviews Editor

Udo Woll, Deutsche Bahn, Berlin, Germany

Executive Editor

Adelaide McCluskey, Lexxion Publisher, Berlin

EStAL's Country Correspondents

Austria Birgit Haslinger, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
Belgium Wout De Cock, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels
Bulgaria Ilko Stoyanov, Schoenherr, Sofia
Czech Republic Ivo Janda, White & Case LLP, Prague
Croatia Marijana Liszt, Liszt & Partners, Zagreb
Cyprus Michalis Kamperis, Ierotheou, Kamperis & Co. LLC, Nicosia
Denmark Michael Honoré, Honoré & Fallesen Advokatfirma, Copenhagen
EFTA States and EFTA Community Maria J. Segura and Marianne Clayton, Clayton & Segura, Brussels
Estonia, Latvia  Daiga Lagzdiņa, Ardenis Ltd., Riga
Finland Ilkka Aalto-Setälä, Borenius Attorneys Ltd, Helsinki
France Nicole Coutrelis, Coutrelis & Associés, Paris
Germany Benjamin Linke, Deutsche Bahn, Berlin
Greece Antonis Metaxas, Metaxas & Associates, Athens
Hungary Anikó Keller, Szecskay, Budapest
Ireland Christopher McMahon, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin
Italy Sara Gobbato, CRCLEX, Milan-Padua
Malta Jelena Agranovska, University of Malta, Msida
Poland Przemysław Kamil Rosiak, Wierzbowski & Partners, Warsaw
Portugal Philipp Melcher, MLGTS & Associados, Lisbon
Romania Sorina Doroga, West University of Timișoara, Timișoara
Slovakia Peter Hodál, Hillbridges, Bratislava
Slovenia Matej Kavčič, Kavčič, Rogl & Bračun, Ljubljana
Spain Juan Jorge Piernas López, University of Murcia
Sweden Pamela Hansson, Kastell Advokatbyrå, Stockholm
The Netherlands Emma Besselink, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague
United Kingdom George Peretz, Monckton Chambers, London

Aims & Scope of EStAL

EStAL has developed into the most prominent platform to exchange expertise on European State aid law, economics and policy. Our high standards of publication have helped to establish a significant European State aid expert community including academics, policy-makers and practitioners.

EStAL covers all areas pertaining to EU State aid and subsidies, among others:

  • The evolution of the concept of State aid;
  • State aid Modernization;
  • Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI);
  • General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER);
  • Judicial review of Commission Decisions;
  • Economic assessment and evaluation;
  • Enforcement at national level;
  • Sectoral aid and guidelines.

To guarantee EStAL’s high-quality standards, all submissions are required to conform to our author guidelines.

EStAL’s Target Audience

EStAL’s philosophy is to serve as an inclusive forum for dialogue and reflection reserved for all academics, officials from European and national institutions and private practitioners dealing with European State aid law and policy. We apply this philosophy in the composition of the Editorial Board and choice of country correspondents, which is reflected as well in the diversity of contributing authors and EStAL’s readership.

EStAL's Structure

EStAL provides a comprehensive mix of formats that give a 360-view of the EU State aid legal framework. Research articles explore topics in depth, to the highest standard of academic excellence. The country reports in the section ‘News form the Member States’ contain shorter, up-to-date news regarding State aid developments in the EU, the EEA and the EU candidate countries. The case annotations in EStAL are the best way for readers to stay informed on the relevant judgments of the EU and EFTA Courts, as well as on most important European Commission decisions. Book reviews, opinion pieces and event reports complete the journal’s knowledge offer.

EStAL's Indexing & Abstract Databases

  • Ex Libris Primo Central
  • Google Scholar
  • HeinOnline
  • JSTOR (Journal Storage)
  • ProQuest
  • Scopus
  • Strada Lex
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC (China National Publications Import and Export)

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Schedule 2024

Issue Date of Publication Advertising Deadline
EStAL 1/2024 04.03.2024
EStAL 2/2024 01.06.2024 15.03.2024
EStAL 3/2024 15.08.2024 01.06.2024
EStAL 4/2024 01.12.2024 01.09.2024

(Changes excepted.)

For Authors

Submissions to EStAL

EStAL accepts submissions of manuscripts on a rolling basis. We encourage authors to write on all major areas of State aid law, economics and policy.

Submissions should be sent exclusively through our online manuscript submission system, Scholastica. Submissions by email will not be accepted. Click the button below to be taken to the form.

Authors are encouraged to discuss potential contributions with us prior to submission. Please contact the Executive Editor Adelaide McCluskey at

Become an author for EStAL and view our latest calls for submisson:

– Call for Papers

– Call for Case Notes

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