Recent years have seen significant evolution in the European Commission's approach to State aid policy. This thought-provoking book analyses the enforcement of State Aid law in the aftermath of the State aid Modernization initiative, identifying a number of emerging trends at both national and EU level.
Eminent scholars unpack the recent developments that have contributed to the decentralization of the enforcement of State Aid law, including the General Block Exemption Regulation which allows a larger number of aid schemes to be implemented by national authorities without prior notification to the European Commission. Timely contributions also consider the increasing role of national courts in the enforcement of State aid rules, as well as the Commission's current reliance on State Aid policy to pursue common objectives of EU interest, thus shaping a de facto EU industrial policy.
This discerning book is a key resource for students and scholars specializing in both State Aid law and EU law more widely. Containing detailed analysis of the legal and economic consequences of State Aid Modernization, EU State Aid Law will also interest practitioners, economists, and public officials involved in State Aid enforcement.
'The subject of this book is very relevant, both in its timing and scope of analysis. The book presents solid analyses of current issues in the field and does so in a clear fashion, making it a welcome addition to State aid scholarship.'
– Carlo Maria Colombo, Common Market Law Review
Contributors: M. Boccaccio, M. Botta, G. Bruzzone, F. Caliento, S. Donzelli, A. Heimler, M. Merola, G. Monti, P.L. Parcu, F, Pastor-Merchante, J.J. Piernas López, M.A. Rossi, A. Scott, J. Weinzierl, B. Willemot-Nieuwenhuys.
Edited by Pier Luigi Parcu, Part-time Professor, European University Institute and Chairman of Studio Economico, Italy, Giorgio Monti, Professor of Competition Law, Tilburg University, the Netherlands and Part-time Professor, European University Institute, Italy and Marco Botta, Part-time Professor, European University Institute, Italy and Affiliated Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Germany.