How State aid rules are being applied to European football: Part 2 – the availability of exemptions
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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- Tags: European Commission | Financial Fair Play | Football | Holland | Hungary | Spain | State Aid Law | Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union | UEFA Club Licensing
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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.