The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2019

European Union: State Aid

Introduction: the concept of state aid State aid law is a genuine concept of EU law that forms part of the competition law rules laid down in articles 107–109 et seq of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). In a single market such as the EU, state aid rules are vital to prevent distortions of competition as a consequence of governmental support for national market players to the detriment of competitors from other member states.

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