This survey covers the main developments in European State aid law over the last 12 months. While the selection of cases is selective, the survey aims at providing an overview on both the Commission's policy and cases as well as on the judgements rendered by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
The first part of this survey focuses on the main new legislation and guidance prepared by the European Commission in 2016 as part of its State aid modernisation programme. The release of the long awaited notice on the notion of aid is a welcome tool clarifying the boundaries of the notion of aid.
In 2016, the European Commission has adopted its Notice on the notion of aid which constitutes one of the last pillars of the State aid...