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The Law of State Aid in the European Union
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The Law of State Aid in the European Union

Andrea Biondi, Piet Eeckhout, and James Flynn


EC State aid law represents an increasingly important part of EC competition law. The case law at national and European levels is growing rapidly, both in quantity and importance. Significant and increasingly frequent legislative and regulatory measures have been adopted at the European level in this field. There are various reasons for this developing EU focus on public intervention in the economy, however the fundamental and primary rationale is the completion of the internal market, and the pressure which that brings for liberalization and privatization. This volume analyses the concept of ... More

Keywords: European Union, State aid law, EC competition law, legislative measures, regulatory measures, internal market, liberalization, privatization, World Trade Organization, enforcement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199265329
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Biondi, editor
Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of the Centre of European Law, King's College London

Piet Eeckhout, editor
Professor of European Law and Director of the Centre of European Law, King's College London

James Flynn, editor
Barrister, Brick Court Chambers, London and Brussels

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General Issues

1 Definition of Aid

Richard Plender QC

5 State Aid and Obstacles to Trade

Andrea Biondi, and Piet Eeckhout

9 The EEA State Aid Regime

Michael Sánchez Rydelski

Selected Areas

Remedies and Enforcement


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