The regulation of State Aid belongs to the core areas of European Union law. Without the general prohibition of state subsidies to undertakings, competitiveness would be distorted and the benefits of the internal market would be put in jeopardy. This book deals systematically article-by-article with the basic principles, the proceedings, and the implementation of State Aid law as laid down in Articles 107 to 109 TFEU, as well as the general block exemptions regulation (Regulation No 800/2008) and the Council Regulation ((EC) No 659/1999) laying down detailed rules for the application of Article 93 TEC. Further, this commentary deals in detail with the rules regulating State Aid in specific sectors such as telecommunication, postal services, broadcast and television, energy/coal, banking, railroads, road transport, shipping, air traffic/airports, automotive industry, shipbuilding, steel, housing, agriculture, fishery, culture/tourism/sport and health.
Franz Jurgen Sacker is Professor of Civil Law at the Free University of Berlin and director of the Institute for German and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law, Berlin. Frank Montag is an antitrust, competition and trade partner in the Brussels office of Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer.
PART I INTRODUCTION PART II ARTICLE 107 TFEU PART III SERVICES OF GENERAL ECONOMIC INTEREST (SGEI) PART IV COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) NO 651/2014 PART V RESCUE AND RESTRUCTURING AID PART VI FINANCIAL TRANSFERS AND TRANSACTIONS PART VII TAX MEASURES PART VIII RULES FOR EXAMINING AID IN SPECIFIC SECTORS PART IX ARTICLE 108 TFEU PART X COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) NO 659/1999 PART XI ARTICLE 109 TFEU PART XII JUDICIAL PROTECTION AT EU-LEVEL