EU General Court T-57/11: Aid to Spanish coal power plants granted in order to ensure a secure supply of electricity in Spain is compatible with EU rules on State aid

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Revisions on Capacity Assurance Mechanism risk facing illegal state aid charges, troika says

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Speech of Dr. A. Metaxas, Chairman of the Hellenic State aid Institute in the conference "Modernisation of the Normative Framework of State aid Control-Challenges for the Greek Public Administration"

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1rst part here

2nd part here

3rd part here

Dr. A.Metaxas: State aid shaping new energy market environment

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Conference Announcement

Modernisation of the Normative Framework of State aid Control - Challenges for the Greek Public Administration" on 13/11/2014, 09.00-16.30. The Conference will take place in the auditorium "Giannos Kranidiotis"  1, Akadimias Str. Athens

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"State aid Rules for National Funding and EU Funds"

9th European State aid Seminar

Date & Place

2hth – 3rd December 2013, Berlin abba Berlin Hotel

Lietzenburger Straße 89, 10719 Berlin


The compliance of national funding and EU funds with EU State aid rules is under strict control of the European Commission. In addition to existing difficulties, practitioners currently also face the challenge of understanding the changes which are to come as a consequence of the European Commission’s State aid modernisation process. This European seminar offers the opportunity to learn more about the specific scope of State aid rules for National Funding and EU Funds and to gain certainty about upcoming changes. Among others participants will learn:

  • How to identify State aid
  • Which types of State aid are compatible with the rules of the TFEU
  • Which exemptions are laid down by the EU Commission
  • How to avoid the risk of State aid recovery
  • How to assess whether a State aid is admissible
  • How to cumulate different types of aid
  • How to interpret and apply EU State aid rules in practice, particularly the regulations, guidelines and notices that have been developed by the EU Commission over the last years

The lecturers are European experts and practitioners:

  • Alexander Rose, Senior Solicitor, Department of Communities and Local Government, United Kingdom
  • Leen De Vreese, Case Handler - State Aid, Unit H-1 - Regional Aid, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Daiga Lagzdiņa, Advisor and former Director, State aid Control Department, Ministry of Finance, Latvia
  • Péter Staviczky, Fiscal Attaché – Responsible for State aid, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union
  • Dr Ulrich Soltész, Partner, Gleiss Lutz Lawyers, Belgium

Further information and the registration form you will find in the seminar programme:

Target Group

Employees of public administrations responsible for national and EU funding as well as State aid regulations, Experts from Public and Private Banks, Lawyers and Consultants, Public and private entities waiting to benefit or having benefited from State aid or EU funding


Key Words:

EU Funds, State Aid, Regional Development, Regions, Finance, EU Regulations