While in the field of anti-competitive practices, particularly as a result of Directive 2014/104/EU, seeking compensation for economic damage is gradually becoming part of European legal practice, the same cannot be said of state aid law. Although the Court of Justice considers this approach to be a means of ensuring the effectiveness of the latter, it is only in the last few months that the responsibility of public authorities that illegally provide economic advantages to companies and are therefore at fault and liable to compensate the competitor has come to light in judgments handed down by the administrative courts of appeal. In this way, a new form of private enforcement is emerging.
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