The European Commission recently published the findings of its in-depth study into how EU state aid rules are being enforced at national level. The study covers only the 15 Member States prior to enlargement although the national courts of the 10 accession states have also applied EU state aid law since 1 May 2004. The study confirms the key role played by national courts in the enforcement of state aid rules and shows that state aid judgments have tripled in number since 1999. This points to a growing awareness of the rules within member states.
The Scottish Competition Law Forum will be holding its summer meeting in the end of July and the focus will be on state aid. The Forum will be joined by speakers from the European Commission and the Scottish Executive. For more information contact Charlotte Sjostedt