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Jeremy Corbyn’s speech: State aid aspects

For a number of reasons, I don’t think I would have predicted a year ago that this blog would ever feature a speech by Jeremy Corbyn.  But we live in unusual times. In his speech today calling for the UK … Continue reading

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Joint seminar with Berlin Roundtable for State aid law

The first ever UKSALA seminar to be held jointly with the Berliner Gesprächskreis zum Europäischen Beihilfenrecht (Berlin Roundtable for State aid law) will take place in Berlin on the auspicious date of 24 June 2016 (the day after the EU … Continue reading

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Handout from banking aid seminar

Our thanks to Mayer Brown for hosting last night’s seminar on banking aid litigation, and to Leo Flynn of the Commission for giving a lecture that was erudite, enlightening and entertaining in equal measure. For those who were unable to … Continue reading

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European Parliament suggests changing recovery rule for sweetheart tax deals

Thanks very much to Alexander Rose for today’s blog post On 20 July this year, the European Parliament published a draft report setting out recommendations on how to improve European tax systems. As you would expect, several of the recommendations relate … Continue reading

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University of Sussex seminar on Competition and Public Procurement

Professor Erika Szyszczak has sent us the details of a seminar to be held at the University of Sussex on 20 May 2015 on the subject of Competition and Public Procurement, including discussion of the State aid rules in this … Continue reading

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State aid and sport essay prize

The IE Law school in Madrid is offering a prize for an essay on the subject of “Sport and State Aid, in particular the case of football clubs”. The closing date for entries is Friday 8 May 2015. Full details … Continue reading

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Hart and Bloomsbury State Aid Conference

Hart and Bloomsbury Publishing are holding a State aid conference in London on 17 April. Full details of the event can be found at the link below: http://www.hartpub.co.uk/stateaidconference15/ They are offering a 20% discount to members of UKSALA (not to … Continue reading

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What public support for a New European Energy Union?

On Monday 2 March 2015, Kings College will be hosting a debate with the above title. Participants will include high-level experts and stakeholders from the European Commission, regulators, industry, and EU politics, and they will be discussing how public support … Continue reading

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Seminar on granting aid to small and medium-sized enterprises

Just a reminder that the next UKSALA seminar will be on 24 February 2014, and the details are on the event page here. See also the SME aid flyer which you are welcome to forward to your colleagues and others who might … Continue reading

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State aid basics from BIS

Last week BIS published a State aid basics document providing guidance (mainly aimed at potential grantors of aid, it appears) as to whether a planned measure might fall into State aid territory, and if so what to do about it. … Continue reading

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