It is impossible to cover all of state aid in one session. I want to focus on one issue: does state aid law safeguard national policies, if so how, if not what is state aid law becoming. We focus on two important cases on the definition of state aid, while the two articles look more at state aid policy. I want to explore them separately but also try and see the connections between the ECJ’s role and that of the Commission.
NB we meet on Monday 9 December at 13.00 in Sala Triaria
Articles 107 and 108 TFEU
Kaupa ‘The More Economic Approach: a reform based on Ideology?’ (2009) 3 European State Aid Law Quarterly 311
Blauberger ‘Of Good and Bad Subsidies: European State Aid Control through Soft Law and Hard Law’ (2009) 32(4) West European Politics 719
And one of these two cases. Both deal with the same issue, the notion of selectivity.
Case T-210/02 RENV British Aggregates Association v Commission, judgment of 7 March 2012
Case C-279/08P Commission v Netherlands (Nox) judgment of 8 September 2011