The EU Commission provides a tool for the evaluation of state aids meant to ensure that these measures are only adopted in order to redress market failures

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Ex Post Evaluation of State Aid: A New Instrument* Introduction: The need for evaluation The State Aid Modernisation that was launched by the European Commission in May 2012 aims primarily to channel State aid to remedying genuine market failure. Subsequent policy documents have all been based on this underlying aim: to ensure that State aid is truly needed and effective in addressing market failure. The need and effectiveness of State aid are assessed ex ante; i.e. before any aid is granted. Last week, however, the Commission published a paper outlining the rationale and possible methods for evaluating the ex post effects of State aid. [1] If the proposal of the Commission is adopted it will be the first time that the EU’s system of State aid control utilises explicitly such an ex

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU Commission provides a tool for the evaluation of state aids meant to ensure that these measures are only adopted in order to redress market failures, 12 April 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2013, Art. N° 59049

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