To what effect? The overhaul of the Regional Aid Guidelines : the demise of competition effects and the rise of incentive effect?

Wishlade, Fiona (2013) To what effect? The overhaul of the Regional Aid Guidelines : the demise of competition effects and the rise of incentive effect? European State Aid Law Quarterly, 12 (4). pp. 659-675. ISSN 1619-5272

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Abstract

The article focuses on the reform of the Regional Aid Guidelines (RAG). It presents the early developments in control policy of government aids. It mentions that regional aid control uses risk based approach in assessing the European Union member states' aid measures. It adds that higher award rates were authorised by the European Commission to the poorest regions.