The notion of State aid and regulation in the EU: drawing the shape of a moving target

This paper deals with the notion of economic activity in European State aid law. The notion of economic activity defi nes the scope of application of several Treaty provisions. In this regard, the competition rules, the freedom to provide services, the right of establishment, and the free movement o... Deskribapen osoa

Egile nagusia: Piernas López, Juan Jorge
Formatua: Artikulua
Hizkuntza: Ingelesa
Argitaratua: Universidad Carlos III: Área de Derecho Internacional Privado. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. 2010
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Laburpena: This paper deals with the notion of economic activity in European State aid law. The notion of economic activity defi nes the scope of application of several Treaty provisions. In this regard, the competition rules, the freedom to provide services, the right of establishment, and the free movement of workers only apply in the ambit of economic activities. However, there is not one but several tests in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union to defi ne what an economic activity is. This paper aims to suggest which test should be applied to State aids in light of the particular nature of this area of EU law, between a competition and free movement logic. For that purpose, the paper fi rst examines the notion of economic activity in relation to the competition and free movement provisions of the Treaty. Second, it analyzes in more detail the notion of economic activity in the fi eld of State aid in light of the European Commission practice. Finally, the paper draws some conclusions from the above and proposes a functional, not material, interpretation of economic activity for State aid law.