The Role of Competitors in the Enforcement of State Aid Law, Fernando PASTOR-MERCHANTE

Fernando Pastor-Merchante

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This book is based on the doctoral thesis that the author defended at the European University Institute in Florence. It deals with a highly topical subject concerning the place of complainants in the State aid control procedure, and in particular the competitors of the beneficiaries of this aid (see the recent judgment of the Court of 31 May 2017 in the case of D.E.I. v. Commission, C-228/16 P, EU:C:2017:409). After a first part mainly describing the substantive and institutional rules implementing Articles 107 to 109 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the second part goes to the heart of the matter with an analysis of the relatively secondary role conferred on complainants in the procedure (Chapter 4) and of their participation, presented as "asymmetrical" in the procedure (Chapter 5); the last chapter is devoted to the judicial review of Commission decisions, again through the privileged prism of the complainant who has become an applicant.

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Stéphane Rodrigues, The Role of Competitors in the Enforcement of State Aid Law, Fernando PASTOR-MERCHANTE, September 2017, Concurrences N° 3-2017, Art. N° 84693, p.207

Publisher Hart Publishing

Date 20 April 2017

Number of pages 205

ISBN 9781509906581

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