Member State Interests in EU State Aid Law and Policy

  • Francesco de CeccoEmail author


This chapter investigates the role of the national interest in the context of EU State aid law and policy. Its aim is to identify, analyse and evaluate the interaction between national industrial policy preferences and the policies that EU State aid law allows Member States to pursue through State intervention. In doing so, it seeks to address the following key questions: to what extent are national preferences subsumed in the notion of “common interest”? What scope does State aid law allow for the pursuit of industrial policy at EU and at national level? Does State aid policy promote a certain kind of industrial policy?


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Newcastle University, Law SchoolNewcastleUK

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