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After Smurfit Kappa: the Commission opens a formal investigation into regional aid to Propapier

Thanks to Fiona Wishlade, Director of the EPRC at the University of Strathclyde, for today’s blog The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into regional investment aid granted by Germany to Propapier: see press release IP/13/435 The Commission had in fact … Continue reading

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Draft of new GBER published

The GBER is currently set to expire at the end of this year. Yesterday the Commission published, for consultation, the first draft of a new GBER. This proposes wide-ranging changes to the original GBER, including the extension of the categories … Continue reading

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Update on draft RAG

An update to my post of 26 March on the draft Regional Aid Guidelines. The University of Strathclyde Briefing paper on the draft has recently been revised to include new data as well as reference to the debate in the European Parliament … Continue reading

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Draft RAG briefing paper

As many of you will know, the Commission issued Draft Regional Aid Guidelines for public consultation in January. These propose significant changes to regional aid in the EU, particularly regarding the spatial coverage of policy and the targeting of aid to … Continue reading

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Draft of new de minimis block exemption published

Thanks to Rachel Bickler of Nabarro LLP for today’s blog The European Commission has today published, for consultation, the first draft of a new de minimis block exemption regulation for State aid. On the key issue, whether the Commission is proposing … Continue reading

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