State aid

State aid guidance:

Economic versus non-economic activity The public funding of infrastructure was traditionally considered to fall outside the State aid rules since their construction and...

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State aid and public procurement are areas of law that both have their own rules. Despite considerable autonomy and distinction, however, both areas significantly...

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The term ‘services of general economic interest’ (SGEI) is not defined in the EU Treaties nor in the secondary legislation. Its concept is laid down in Article 14 TFEU...

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Economic transactions carried out by Member States do not confer an advantage in favour of an undertaking, and therefore do not constitute State aid under EU law, if they...

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Article 107(1) TFEU defines State aid as 'any aid granted by a Member State or through State resources in any form whatsoever which distorts or threatens to distort...

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The EU State aid regime, which contains a general prohibition on State aid and some exceptions, is guaranteed by a number of procedural rules which are aimed at ensuring...

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Under Article 108(3) TFEU, all projects of aid must be notified by Member States to the European Commission (Commission) in order to be formally authorised. Following the...

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This Practice Note provides an overview of the EU State aid rules, and specifically what constitutes ‘aid’ for the purposes of Article 107(1) TFEU. Overview of the EU...

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