Giovanni Luchena – An overview of the main issues set forth in the Notice on the notion of State aid: a new “code of conduct” for the States

Giovanni Luchena – Professore associato di Diritto dell’economia
Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro” – (giovanni.luchena@uniba.it)

SOMMARIO

1. Introduction.
2. Coordinating State aid policies.
3. Correcting market failures only?.
4. A brief description of the Notice.
5. Some considerations about the practical effects of soft law in the field of State aids.
6. The origin of the measure: a broad notion of State and the meaning of “State resource”.
7. Taking advantage: the market economy investor principle.
8. Selectivity: reducing the policies of the States.
9. Effect on trade and competition or “the sensitive effect”.
10. Infrastructures: the promoter/owner, the operators and the end-users.
11. Conclusions.

The essay reconstructs the main content of the Communication on State aid, analyzed in the light of the Commission’s experience and the case-law of the European Court of Justice.
Both the continuity and the innovative profiles are highlighted, also considering the whole legal framework.


L’articolo si propone di ricostruire gli aspetti più significativi della Comunicazione europea sugli aiuti di Stato, esaminata alla luce degli orientamenti della Commissione e della giurisprudenza della Corte di Giustizia. Tenuto conto del complessivo quadro giuridico di riferimento, ne sono stati evidenziati i profili sia di continuità che di innovazione.

Scarica l’articolo

Lascia un commento