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Published: 06 August 2015

314 Pages


ISBN: 9780198748694

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The Concept of State Aid Under EU Law

From internal market to competition and beyond

Juan Jorge Piernas López

Oxford Studies in European Law

  • Identifies and analyses the significant judgments of the EU Court of Justice concerning the notion of aid
  • Demonstrates how the Commission has progressively developed and improved the control of aid through policy initiatives
  • Studies the main reasons for granting subsidies and for controlling them in international trade before the introduction of the State aid control system in the Rome Treaties
  • Analyses the main precedents of the control of subsidies in international law before the adoption of the current system in the Rome Treaties
  • Examines the legislative history of the criteria included in the current notion of aid (Article 107(1) TFEU
  • Follows the evolution of the concept of aid from the early 1950s to present day, comparing the historical origin of State aid control to the current definition of aid