18 June 2020
Competition lawyers have said sweeping proposals to curb anticompetitive foreign subsidies from outside the European Union need more clarification on how the rules will be enforced.
01 May 2020
EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has rejected a request from Austrian politicians to suspend European state aid rules during the coronavirus pandemic.
14 April 2020
The European Commission has introduced additional temporary state aid measures so EU member states can more easily fund research, infrastructure and equipment related to potential covid-19 treatments.
31 March 2020
The European Commission is “ready to guide” companies and lawyers on acceptable cooperation agreements during the coronavirus pandemic.
20 March 2020
As competition authorities around the world continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the EU has announced a temporary framework to streamline state aid to businesses, while the UK and South Africa have relaxed rules on horizontal cooperation
13 March 2020
Margrethe Vestager has said that the European Commission “will need to do more” to facilitate state aid to countries affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as Italy’s antitrust enforcer is investigating eBay and Amazon over the price of sanitation products.
29 January 2020
RyanAir has joined calls for the UK government to share details of the “billionaire bailout” reportedly granted to failing airline Flybe, claiming any such loan is illegal state aid.
29 November 2019
The UK’s Conservative Party has proposed to scrap EU state aid rules and move the country to a new regime based on World Trade Organisation commitments on restricting harmful subsidies.
30 September 2019
The European Commission is considering whether the German government’s anticipated €380 million bailout of Condor Airlines amounts to unlawful state aid.
24 September 2019
An EU court has annulled a European Commission decision forcing the Netherlands to recover state aid from Starbucks, but upheld its decision finding that Luxembourg granted unlawful aid to Fiat Chrysler.