Wishlade, F.G. (2007) Competition and cohesion - coherence or conflict? EU regional state aid reform post-2006. Regional Studies, 42 (5). pp. 753-765. ISSN 0034-3404Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
In 2005, the European Commission adopted competition policy Guidelines regulating national regional aid. Mirroring European Union Cohesion policy reforms, initially the Commission took a 'hard line' outlawing national regional aid, except in areas designated by the Commission, in order to improve cohesion, competition, and the efficiency of aid spending. This was successfully resisted by the Member States in favour of a more flexible regime. This paper argues that the Commission's approach to regional aid reform was flawed and raises wider questions about the relationship between national and European Union regional policies and the way in which the European Union promotes cohesion, competition and competitiveness.
|Keywords:||european union, competition policy, european union cohesion policy, state aid, regional policy, regional incentives, assisted areas, Political institutions (Europe), Environmental Science(all), Social Sciences(all)|
|Subjects:||Political Science > Political institutions (Europe)|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > European Policies Research Centre|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||23 Sep 2009 14:20|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 10:18|