The EUI Florence Competition Programme (FCP) organised two workshops in Brussels with Bird & Bird LLP and Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners LLP, which were devoted to EU State Aid Policy: the Forecast for the next Five Years and The Role of National Courts in State Aid Enforcement, respectively. During both events a recDuring both events a recent study on the role of national courts in State aid enforcement was presented. The study, published by DG Competition in July, 2019, was carried out by a consortium, including Spark Legal Network, the Florence Competition Programme, Ecorys and Caselex. In addition, the volume “EU State Aid Law – Emerging Trends at the National and EU Level” was presented during the second workshop in Brussels. The book, edited by Prof. Parcu, Prof. Monti and Dr. Botta, was published by Edward Elgar Publishing in February, 2020.
The present Policy Brief authored by FCP researcher Silvia Solidoro summarises the main points that were debated upon during the two workshops, in light of the similarities of the topics, while seeking to stimulate further debate.