The EU Commission releases a white paper consulting on leveling the playing field as regards foreign subsidies

The Commission’s White Paper on Foreign Subsidies* 1. Overview On 17 June 2020, the European Commission (“EC”) issued a White Paper consulting on “Levelling the Playing Field as regards Foreign Subsidies”. These are major new proposals to protect EU companies against perceived unfair advantage from companies benefitting from subsidies from non-EU States. Countries such as China and Russia have already reacted to the White Paper, urging the EU to guard itself against protectionism. In a recent joint statement, the German and French economy ministers emphasised that their countries want to have a more level playing field to be in a situation to compete with China and the US. [1] Others within the EU believe the EC proposals are not far-reaching enough: for instance, the centre-right

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Authors

  • Kirkland & Ellis (London)
  • Kirkland & Ellis (London)
  • Kirkland & Ellis (London)

Quotation

Paula Riedel, Krista Koskivirta, Thomas Wilson, The EU Commission releases a white paper consulting on leveling the playing field as regards foreign subsidies, 17 June 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95561

Visites 50

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues