CASE COMMENTS : STATE AIDS – REGIONAL AID – NEW AID – INCENTIVE EFFECT

Regional Aid: The Court of Justice confirms that a Regional aid is not compatible with the Internal Market if it has not been sought by the beneficiary before beginning works (HGA)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Court had to rule on appeal on the incentive effect of regional aid. In principle, aid without which the objective allegedly pursued by the recipient would have been pursued in any event cannot be declared compatible with the internal market. While the principle may seem fairly simple and logical, the practical verification of compliance with it is less so. Indeed, in a number of situations, and in particular under certain schemes, it is hardly possible to carry out a full ex ante examination of all the economic aspects of the individual investment decision of future aid beneficiaries. Consequently, the Commission, which is responsible for verifying

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  • European Commission - Legal Service (Brussels)

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Bruno Stromsky, Regional Aid: The Court of Justice confirms that a Regional aid is not compatible with the Internal Market if it has not been sought by the beneficiary before beginning works (HGA), 13 June 2013, Concurrences N° 3-2013, Art. N° 54111, p. 131

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