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The Aarhus Convention and the Exclusion of State Aid Review: The Way Forward

  • The Union legislator has recently amended the Aarhus Regulation with the aim of bringing it more in line with the requirements the Aarhus Convention lays down. EU State aid decisions, however, remain excluded from its scope. This exclusion raises questions that form the object of this contribution. The article argues that the arguments presented to justify the continued exclusion of State aid review are not convincing. By not complying with the re-commendations of the ACCC, the EU is in clear violation of international law. Therefore, the article deliberates over the necessary changes and possible exemptions for a sound im-plementation of the Aarhus Convention against the procedural specificities of State aid review, considering also the Commission´s recently presented options, which contain a number of problematic aspects.

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Author:Wolfgang Weiss, Eva Rom
Parent Title (English):European State Aid Law Quarterly: EStAL
Publisher:Lexxion Verl.
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2022
Publishing Institution:Deutsches Forschungsinstitut für öffentliche Verwaltung
Release Date:2023/02/06
Tag:ACCC; Aarhus convention; Aarhus regulation; Hinkley Point C; internal review
First Page:368
Last Page:383
Documents ordered by chairs:Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, insbesondere Europarecht und Völkerrecht (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weiß)
Access Rights:Frei zugänglich
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt