2016 has once again been full of surprising twists and turns in the evolution of the concept of State aid and in the conditions under which aid is compatible with the internal market. The Commission has published its much awaited Notice on the Notion of State aid and announced a major new initiative on business taxation.
The book compiles all articles originally published on the 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”, “distortion of competition” as well as the conditions for compatibility with the internal market, procedural issues, new v existing aid and the role of national courts. 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.