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How State aid rules are being applied to European football: Part 2 – the availability of exemptions

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Monday, 07 July 2014 By Richard Craven
EU State aid law was thrust into the consciousness of the sporting world in late 2013 when the Commission announced the launch of State aid investigations into football clubs in Spain, including Real Madrid CF and Barcelona CF.1 The announcement followed the launch of a further investigation into Dutch football clubs.2

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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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