Groundbreaking judgments like “Eesti Pagar”, applications of the private investor principle in air transport or questions of interpretation of the GBER besides many more, have moved and shaped this year’s judgments on State aid. Also Brexit and its meaning for State aid control in the UK has still been on everyone’s mind. See which articles by Prof. Phedon Nicolaides were the most popular ones in 2019.

With 2019 drawing to a close, it is time to take a moment and celebrate the most popular posts of Prof. Phedon Nicolaides‘ blog State Aid Uncovered. Keeping in mind that older posts have more time to be read, we list the top 5 posts of the year. The whole compilation of altogether 53 State Aid Uncovered posts will be available again as a print edition in February 2020 – stay tuned.

Read now the posts which attracted the most attention:

  1. There Is No Threshold below which Economic Activities Can Be Considered to be Non-economic, 21 May 2019
  2. Services of General Economic Interest: Proper Definition and Avoidance of Overcompensation, 29 January 2019
  3. National Authorities Must Recover Aid they Grant Mistakenly, 26 March 2019
  4. The Boundary between State and Private Resources, 9 April 2019
  1. How Much May a Non-Economic Entity Charge without Becoming an Undertaking? 5 March 2019

We thank all our faithful readers for their interest in the blog and are looking forward to another exciting year 2020. We invite you to shar your thoughts on State aid developments in 2020 – get in touch.

The StateAidHub Team wishes you a Happy New Year 2020!


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