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State Aid

33 posts
Österreichs Städte in Zahlen 2010 NEW
facts and figures europe:. 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
„Österreichs Städte in Zahlen“ - ein Kooperationsprojekt zwischen der  Statistik Austria und dem Österreichischen Städtebund - gibt einen Überblick über demographische, ökonomische, ökologische und soziale Aspekte der Städte über 1...
Gra o miliardy | NaTemat.pl NEW
niklewicz.natemat.pl, 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Gunnar Hökmarks yttrande om statsstöd antaget NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Ikväll röstades Gunnar Hökmarks yttrande om statsstöd för tjänster av allmänt ekonomiskt intresse igenom i industriutskottet. Yttrandet betonar vikten av att regelverket driver på utvecklingen och konkurrenskraften även inom de sektorer där...
Utformningen av framtida statsstödsregler NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 3 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Viktigast är att se till att reglerna utformas så att statsstöd inte snedvrider konkurrens och hindrar handel, sa Gunnar Hökmark när han i industriutskottet idag presenterade sitt yttrande om den kommande revideringen av statsstödregler för tj...
SPURS ALLEGE ILLEGAL STATE AID IN OLYMPIC STADIUM DECISION NEW
State Aid Law 3 Years, 7 Months, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
The Times reported on 12 February 2011 that Tottenham Hotspur could challenge the decision to award the 2012 Olympic Stadium to West Ham United under European competition law, on the basis that their Barclays Premier League rivals would be receiving...
Sky vs Mediaset: the battle comes to Europe NEW
The Euros 4 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
The European Commission intervened and found the necessary conditions for opening a formal enquiry relating to the State Aid Law. - 1. Analysis / Internal market and competition, Culture and medias, Italy, Business, social affairs, companies,...
Funding of broadcaster through telecom tax is not state aid NEW
The European Telecommunications Law Blog 4 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The Commission today approved the spanish and french telecom tax to support public broadcasters. The Commission already approved the first part of the French scheme in 2009. However, this first approval is subject to appeal before the Court (see T-52...
State Aid Procedure, Access to File and Transparency: Case C-139/07 P NEW
EU Law Blog 4 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 1 Minute ago
The Court of Justice has handed down a controversial judgment in Case C-139/07 P Commission v. Technische Galswerke Ilmenau GmbH. It held that the EU institutions may refuse under Regulation 1049/2001 to grant members of the public access to document...
New Restrictive Decisions of the ECJ on Access to Documents NEW
European Union Law 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
There are two new decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union that deal with the Access to Documents Regulation. Both decisions repeal earlier decisions of the General Court (former Court of First Instance), and are more restrictive in th...
“ever precise in promise-keeping”*?: open and vague ministerial promises do not constitute state aid NEW
content and carrier 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The General Court delivered judgment on 21 May 2010 in the joined cases T-425/04 France v. Commission, T-444/04 France Télécom v. Commission, T-450/04 Bouygues v. Commission, T-456/04 AFORS Télécom v. Commission, annulling Commission Decisio...
State aid scheme for farmers authorised NEW
ECJBlog.com 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The Commission today authorised a temporary UK scheme to grant limited amounts of aid of up to €15,000 to farmers, with a total  budget of approximately £20 million (€22.3 million). The measure is aimed at supporting farmers in UK who encou...
State aid scheme for farmers authorised NEW
ECJBlog 4 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The Commission today authorised a temporary UK scheme to grant limited amounts of aid of up to €15,000 to farmers, with a total  budget of approximately £20 million (€22.3 million). The measure is aimed at supporting farmers in UK who encou...
Home Choice Loans NEW
Stephen Spillane 4 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 13 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Image via Wikipedia Remember the complaints about the Home Choice Loans and possible infringements of state aid and that? Well the EC has responded to the complaints. Here is the response I received: Brussels, 08/01/10*D/5031 COMP F3/BS/JVG/lc...
Chcą zabrać pandę? Niech biorą. To ich własność NEW
blogUE (Gazeta Wyborcza) 4 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
BlogUE znów wykażę się refleksem szachisty i wróci do sprawy sprzed kilku dni: ewentualnych przenosin produkcji fiata pandy z Polski do Włoch. (Sporo mogliście o tym przeczytać m.in. w „Gazecie Wyborczej”). Nie jestem w stanie oc...
Record State Aid Approved NEW
European Union Law 4 Years, 9 Months, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
The European Commission has approved a record state aid measure for the restructuring plan of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). The total aid received by the RBS amounts to €67- €111 billion. The Commission says that the measures ensure a sustainable...
New Compilation of State Aid Rules December 2009 NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
A great resource for public authorities (state, regional and local entities), businesses and advisors in the EU member states: The European Commission publishes a compilation of the state aid rules in force. The latest issue is of 1 December 2009, an...
EU State Aid Scoreboard December 2009 NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Two previous blog posts presented the Lisbon Treaty provisions on state aid: State aid in EU Lisbon Treaty: Prohibition and derogations (12 December 2009) and State aid in EU Lisbon Treaty: Procedures and legislation (13 December 2009). The financia...
State aid in EU Lisbon Treaty: Procedures and legislation NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The blog post State aid in EU Lisbon Treaty: Prohibition and derogations presented the substantive Lisbon Treaty provision on state aid: a wide-ranging prohibition, but with obligatory and discretionary exemptions. This post offers a reminder of Arti...
German Aid to Opel Was Not, Well, Conditional NEW
European Union Law 4 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
On Friday Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes had written to the German Economy Minister, voicing doubts about Germany’s offer to provide 4.5 billion euros in financial aid for Opel as part of the deal with Canadian Magna and Russian Sberbank...
EU: State aid & national courts NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Are the authorities pampering your competitors through unlawful state aid? If so, what can you do about it? Are you confronted with a question concerning enforcement of state aid rules?*** New Notice The European Commission has issued guidance for co...
EU temporary state aid: Officially published NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The European Commission’s Communication ‘Temporary Community framework for State aid measures to support access to finance in the current financial and economic crisis’ has now been published in the Official Journal of the European Union 22.1.2...
EU state aid summary NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
With EU member states’ aids to financial institutions and public deficits going through the roof, the Commission has published a timely reminder of other existing devices for state aid to undertakings.br /br /***br /br /I want to thank the Antitrus...
Why the Government should hold on to its Share of the Banks NEW
Social Europe 5 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
By Henning Meyer Gordon Brown has taken the global lead with his comprehensive bail-out package for British banks that was emulated in the US and across Europe. The Prime Minister’s rescue plan is a bold set of measures that marks a departure...
EU: State aid to financial institutions NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 11 Months, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
The European Commission has quickly published guidance on state aid to beleaguered financial institutions. The Communication from the Commission ‘The application of State aid rules to measures taken in relation to financial institutions in the cont...
EU: No-bailout rule VI NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
The previous post mentioned a few UK references to Article 125 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). We now turn to legislative materials from Sweden and Finland as well as some commentaries in book form, to see if the basica...
EU: No-bailout rule V NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
What, if anything, has been said about the amendments concerning Article 125 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)?br /br / ***br /br /Statewatchbr /br /Professor Steve Peers covered the Treaty of Lisbon in a number of Statewa...
EU: No-bailout rule IV NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 11 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Bailouts of financial institutions dominate the news in the United States and Europe, but does the EU Lisbon Treaty change the European Community’s (European Union’s) and other member states’ lack of responsibility for public debt of a member s...
EU: No-bailout rule III NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 18 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
We look at the ‘no-bailout’ clause in the context of economic and monetary union (EMU). What, if anything, did the Constitutional Treaty contribute?br /br /***br /br /In the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe the provisions on economic...
EU: No-bailout rule II NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 19 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Article III-75 of the draft Constitution, proposed by the European Convention, corresponds with Article 103 TEC, and it is located in Part III ‘The policies and functioning of the Union’, Title III ‘Internal policies and action’, Chapter II
EU: No-bailout rule I NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Central banks, such as the European Central Bank, have injected massive amounts of liquidity into financial markets and governments are busy shoring up tottering private sector banks, but what if the failing entities in EU countries were public, like...
EU TFEU: Prohibited tax subsidies on exported goods NEW
Grahnlaw 6 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 53 Minutes ago
Article 110 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) prohibits tax discrimination against products from other member states, and Article 111 offers a mirror view in that it forbids direct or indirect tax subsidies on products exp...
EU TFEU: State aid regulations NEW
Grahnlaw 6 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
The EU Treaty of Lisbon allows the Council to adopt regulations on state aid, including notifications and block exemptions.***Article 109 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) is found in the consolidated version of the Treaty...
EU TFEU: State aid monitoring, enforcement and block exemptions NEW
Grahnlaw 6 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 22 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
The Commission monitors and enforces state aid rules in the internal market. The EU Treaty of Lisbon grants the Commission express powers to adopt regulations on block exemptions, although this reflects current practice based on delegated powers.We l...