The European Commission closes an investigation and shows that less ex ante control will be followed by more ex post control of State aid schemes (Belgium)

The Perils of Ex Post Monitoring* Greater use of the new General Block Exemption Regulation means fewer State aid measures subject to notification and ex ante assessment by the Commission. However, less ex ante control will be followed by more ex post control. Member States should be prepared for wider and more intrusive ex post monitoring. Introduction One of the cornerstones of the State Aid Modernisation is that Member States will assume more responsibility for the implementation of their state measures. The expanded General Block Exemption Regulation is expressly intended to induce Member States to adopt and implement more measures without any prior assessment by the European Commission. Member States will avoid the cost and delay of formal notification. That should be to

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Phedon Nicolaides, The European Commission closes an investigation and shows that less ex ante control will be followed by more ex post control of State aid schemes (Belgium), 23 January 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2015, Art. N° 74145

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