Public Services and State Aid

From Altmark Ruling to Community Guidelines

By Rumyana Spasova

On the basis of the legal provisions currently in force - and of the practices of the CJEU and of the European Commission on their application - this book provides an in-depth analysis of the legal regime applicable to state compensation for the provision of Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI). Thereby, these rules have not been looked at as isolated and detached from the general rules and the principle governing provision of state aid within the European Union, but it has constantly been attempted to place them in the bigger context of the rules on state aid, as well as to show their relationship with other fields of European law. Special attention is also paid to the relationship between the Altmark conditions, the general prohibition of state aid stipulated in Art 107 (1) TFEU and the special exception thereof contained in Art 106 (2) TFEU. In the course of this research, the objective has been to define the concrete meaning of the separate sets of rules applicable to state compensation for the provision of SGEI, as well as to identify and provide answers to certain theoretical and practical questions arising in the course of their application.


174 pages

Publication Date: 10/27/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780680330