How State aid rules are being applied to European football: Part 1 – examples of the Commission’s approach

Published 07 July 2014 By: Richard Craven

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In this three part series, Richard Craven explores the current status of State aid in European football.  In Part 1, he examines the rules governing State aid under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and examines relevant investigations that have recently been undertaken by the European Commission (the “Commission”) which illustrate how the rules are being applied to football.


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Richard Craven

Richard Craven

Dr Richard Craven is a lecturer in law at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. Richard’s research centres around EU public procurement law and local government. He also has an interest in the development of EU sports policy.
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