To what effect? The overhaul of the Regional Aid Guidelines: the demise of competition effects and the rise of incentive effect?

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Abstract

The article focuses on the reform of the Regional Aid Guidelines (RAG). It presents the early developments in control policy of government aids. It mentions that regional aid control uses risk based approach in assessing the European Union member states' aid measures. It adds that higher award rates were authorised by the European Commission to the poorest regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-675
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean State Aid Law Quarterly
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Regional Aid Guidelines
  • RAG
  • EU law
  • state aid

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