CASE COMMENTS: PUBLIC ACTIONS – PUBLIC INTEREST – SERVICES OF GENERAL (ECONOMIC) INTEREST

State aids: The European Commission publishes a notice on the notion of State aids insisting on the treatment of public interest and of Services of general (economic) interest pursuant to Article 107 TFEU

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. As discussed in the Regulations column in the previous issue of this journal (see R. Vuitton, in Concurrences No. 3-2016, pp. 121-122), the Commission Notice on the concept of State aid, published in the OJEU on 19 July 2016, is part of a modernisation and transparency exercise on how the competition watchdog intends to apply Article 107 TFEU. It may therefore be interesting, in the context of this column, to focus on the treatment of the public interest and of infrastructure and services of general (economic) interest (SGEI), as one of the vectors of public action. An analysis of the communication does not reveal any upheaval in the Commission's doctrine

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Stéphane Rodrigues, State aids: The European Commission publishes a notice on the notion of State aids insisting on the treatment of public interest and of Services of general (economic) interest pursuant to Article 107 TFEU, 19 July 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82099, pp. 194-195

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