Web-Companion Essential EU Law in Text: Suggested solutions to the exercises

Please find hereinafter the suggested solutions to the 64 exercises contained in the book "Tobler/Beglinger, Essential EU Law in Text, 5th edition, HVG-ORAC 2020, ISBN 978-963-258-490-4".  To give you an idea how the exercises in the book are phrased, they have been added for the first three instances. Any comments or feedback are welcome.

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Competition law – Exercise 6

Page: 93 Chapter: Part 2, C. VI. 6.

Suggested solution:

The term “state aid” denotes a financial advantage granted in a selective manner by the State or through State resources. State aid is acceptable if either 1) the other conditions mentioned in Art. 107(1) TFEU are not fulfilled (i.e. the aid does not affect trade between Member States or it does not distort or threaten to distort competition) or 2) it falls under the block exemption or under a derogation listed in Art. 107(2) or (3) TFEU, Art. 106(2) TFEU (services of general economic interest) or Art. 93 TFEU (rail, road and inland waterway transport). If it constitutes state aid, the Commission still has to approve it. Only in the case of the block exemption is a notification not necessary.

[Relevant Charts: Chapter 9, in particular Chart 9/39-9/44]



Published: 13 July 2010