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Economic vs Non-Economic:

A Long and Winding Road

Andreas Bartosch


Keywords: jurisprudence, economic advantage, State aid conditions, State control

A recent line of jurisprudence as to the dichotomy of what is an economic versus a non –economic activity has, bizarrely so, gone completely unnoticed by commentators. This article seizes the opportunity to present the author´s view why, whilst formally repeating an all-too-well-known line of jurisprudence, the way the Courts have carried out their analysis in fact brings quite some degree of common sense when looking at this very analysis.
Keywords: jurisprudence; economic advantage; State aid conditions; State control

Andreas Bartosch, Bartosch EU – Law, Brussels. For correspondence: <>.


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