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European Commission Considers Sector Inquiries as a New Procedural Tool in State Aid Law

Posted in EC Developments

by Martina Maier, Philipp Werner and Robert Bäuerle

The European Commission eyes sector inquiries as a new tool in European State aid law. In European antitrust law sector inquiries are already successfully employed to detect cartelist activities. This could allow the European Commission to proactively investigate whole sectors for illegal subsidies and to subsequently open new cases.

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