The prior control of the granting of State aid by an independent and supranational authority, the European Commission, constitutes the essential cornerstone of the creation of the internal market. However, State aid procedural rules have privileged Member States, whilst third parties, primarily interested parties (beneficiaries, competitors, complainants, investors), are not involved or in a manner entirely insufficient. This Dossier makes a bitter but objective observation of this unacceptable situation, while sometimes suggesting pragmatic solutions, in the form of case-law, regulations and legislation, without amending the treaties.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. TABLE OF Contents Introduction , Jacques Derenne, Partner, Sheppard Mullin, Brussels, Professor, University of Liège and Brussels School of Competition Practical matters concerning third parties' involvement in State aid procedures before the Commission , Alessandro Cogoni, Associate, Bonelli Erede Lombardi Pappalardo, Brussels and Massimo Merola, Senior Partner, Head of the EU law team Bonelli Erede Lombardi Pappalardo, Brussels Professor College of Europe, Bruges, Lecturer, Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas University The beneficiary under EU State aid law: A poorly protected position , Guillaume Blanc, Associate Jones Day, Brussels and Philipp Werner, Partner Jones Day,

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