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The Concept of State Aid Under EU Law: From internal market to competition and beyond

Juan Jorge Piernas López


This book is concerned with the legal concept of State aid under Article 107(1) TFEU. It was born out of the concern that EU institutions and practitioners alike refer to it as if this concept had been immune to the evolution experienced by the context in which it has been applied: the Internal Market. Against this seemingly static background, the book argues that the concept of aid is a ‘living instrument’ that has been applied in accordance with the main policy priorities of the European Commission, a fact that had been underexplored in the literature and the implications of this connection ... More

Keywords: State aid, definition, notion, evolution, competition, internal market, policy, history, Court of Justice, Commission

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198748694
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748694.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juan Jorge Piernas López, author
Assisant Professor of European Union and International Law, University of Murcia