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Does the Modernisation of State Aid Control Put Legal Certainty and Simplicity at Risk? journal article

Raymond Luja

European State Aid Law Quarterly, Volume 11 (2012), Issue 4, Page 765 - 767

The European Commission’s State Aid Modernization (SAM) initiative will provide the Commission, Member States and potential beneficiaries with new challenges. While I support the Commission’s intended focus on cases with the highest impact on the internal market – preferably by initiating parallel, EU-wide investigations into similar schemes – and on streamlining the State aid framework to achieve that goal, we must take account of the risks that come


Opinion - Substance over Legal Form: Should (non-)incorporated journal article

Raymond Luja

European State Aid Law Quarterly, Volume 9 (2010), Issue 2, Page 2

Back in the 1950’s when the – then – EEC Treaty was drafted probably few government officials realized the potential impact of that Treaty on national tax law. Apart from the fundamental freedoms, State aid has proven to be an important factor, which governments nowadays must take into account when designing their tax systems (or better: the exceptions to those systems). In a recent contribution to ESTAL (2010/1) I have discussed some developments in


Revisiting the Balance between Aid, Selectivity and Selective Aid in Respect of Taxes and Special Levies journal article

Raymond Luja

European State Aid Law Quarterly, Volume 9 (2010), Issue 1, Page 161 - 168

EStAL 1|2010 Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri v Regione Sardegna: Annotation 161 I. Introduction On 17 November 2009 the ECJ gave its judgment in the first-ever preliminary reference made by the Italian Supreme Court, which may have contributed to the involvement of a Grand Chamber for this occasion in what seemed to be a relatively clear-cut case at first sight. From a state aid point of view this case may be either of the utmost importance or r


State Aid and the Financial Crisis: Overview of the Crisis Framework journal article

Raymond Luja

European State Aid Law Quarterly, Volume 8 (2009), Issue 2, Page 15

I. Introduction The current financial crisis is not only financial but also political. The need to safeguard the proper functioning of State aid rules in times of looming economic nationalism poses a particular legal and political challenge. Where government interventions deal with billions of Euros, strict State aid rules may not always be adequate in these extreme situations, although this is when they should be at their best in order to uphold a Eu

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