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European Union Law of State Aid, 3rd Edition by Bacon QC, Kelyn (19th January 2017)

Part I General Rules, 4 International Agreements

Kelyn Bacon

From: European Union Law of State Aid (3rd Edition)

Kelyn Bacon QC

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 June 2019

EEA Agreement — European Community — European Free Trade Association — World Trade Organisation — Turkey

This chapter provides an outline of the main international agreements concerning State aids and subsidies which affect the EU, and which provide the international context within which the EU State aid rules are developed and implemented. These include the European Economic Area and European Free Trade Agreement, and the State aid provisions within Stabilisation and Association Agreements concluded with countries that are candidates for European Union membership. This chapter also outlines the subsidy provisions contained within the framework of the World Trade Organization, including the differences between the notions of WTO subsidies and EU State aid, and the relationship between WTO subsidy law and EU State aid law. The chapter concludes with a brief discussion of the important topic of the interaction between EU State aid law and international investment law.

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