EU state aid rules clarified to facilitate public investment

Post published by Chantal Lavoie on 19 May 2016

The European Commission released on 19 May 2016 a new guidance on EU state aid rules. This is a 'must read' both for public authorities and companies receiving public funds. It provides guidance on when public investment does not amount to state aid and seeks to clarify the concept of state aid based on decisional/judicial practice to date. It also provides a useful steer regarding the Commission's priorities in the area of state aid.

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