Our field of excellence cover the State aid rules
Training activities for public administrations and private
Our activity focuses on the areas covered by rules and policies of the European Union.
The firm offers specific expertise to carry out in particular:
– Studies, research and analysis;
– Advisory services, support and technical assistance;
– Policies and European law monitoring;
– Training activities;
– Specific actions of interest representation, especially at the European Union institutions level.
Our field of excellence cover the State aid rules.
Our field of excellence cover the State aid rules. This sector concerns aid granted by the States, that is all national government (central, regional, local and all other territorial authorities) or any body to which the public authorities may exercise directly or indirectly a dominant influence. Such aid is in principle prohibited, but may be granted if compatible with the internal market.
European Union funding
The European Union intervenes by granting aid to public or private organizations (universities, undertakings, interest groups, non-governmental organizations, individuals in some cases, etc.) to implement projects or activities related with the European Union policies.
We organize training activities for public administrations and private. The activity may cover the general or specific training. It may also cover in depth seminars, targeted on specific need of participants. Most training activities is performed directly in the classroom of applicant organizations and is targeted on directly operational objectives.
State Aid: report fron the European Court of Auditors
Special report n. 24/2016 from the European Court of Auditors. "More efforts needed to raise awareness of and enforce compliance with State aid rules in cohesion policy". "Low awareness and significant non-compliance in Member States, say EU Auditors". The auditors...
State aid: Commission Notice on the notion of State aid
In the context of the State aid modernisation, the Commission announced its intention to provide further clarification on the key concepts relating to the notion of State aid. With the news Commission Notice, this European institution clarifies when public spending...
Greece: obligation to recover unlawful State aid from Greek farmers
The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms the Grece’s obligation to recover unlawful State aid of € 425 million paid in 2009 to 800.000 Greek farmers as a result of adverse weather conditions. The aids was paid by Greek Agricultural Insurance Organisation...
State aid for ports, airports and outermost regions: the Commission open a public consultation on new rules
The Commission open a public consultation on draft provisions to simplify implementation of unproblematic state support for ports and airports. The modification concerns the investment aid for regional airports, maritime port and inland ports. The draft provisions...
State aid: new Vade Mecum on European Union rules on State aid (in Italian)
Unioncamere Piemonte has published the Vade Mecum adjourned on State aid. The Vade Mecum examines the notion of State aid, the notification and illegal aid procedures, the role of the authorities charged with the State aid control and the rules on the compatibility of...
State Aid: consultation on the review of the notice on simplified procedure
The European Commission open a consultation on the review of the Notice on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain types of state aid. The purpose of this consultation is to invite Member States and stakeholders to comment on the use and experience gained with...
The European Commission imposes Luxembourg and the Netherlands to recover unlawful aid granted in the form of tax advantages to Fiat Finance and Trade and Starbucks, respectively
The European Commission imposes Luxembourg and the Netherlands to recover unlawful aid granted in the form of tax advantages to Fiat Finance and Trade and Starbucks, respectively. In each case, the decisions concern a tax ruling issued by the respective national tax...
New State Aid Regulations
Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1588 of 13 July 2015 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to certain categories of horizontal State aid (Text with EEA relevance) Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1589 of 13 July...
Regional policy – cross border cooperation: Commission seeks views from citizens
The Commission is launching an EU-wide public consultation on the remaining obstacles to cross border cooperation. Link to consultation
State Aid: the Court of Justice ordered Italy to pay a financial penalty
Italy was ordered to pay a lump sum of €30 million and a fine of €12 million per semester of delay in recovering aid illegal and incompatible with the internal market, granted to certain firms in the island region of Venice and Chioggia in the form of reductions in...