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030592 KU EU State Aid Law (2020S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 56 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 10.03. 12:30 - 15:45 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 17.03. 12:30 - 15:45 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 24.03. 12:30 - 15:45 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 05.05. 12:30 - 15:45 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 19.05. 12:30 - 15:45 Hörsaal U14 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1


Aims, contents and method of the course

By providing the legal framework for monitoring the subsidies granted by the EU Member States to their private undertakings, State aid rules aim at ensuring a level playing field among the companies active within the internal market. State aid rules, therefore, complement the EU competition rules included in Art 101 and 102 TFEU. The course analyses the EU State aid rules included in Art 107 and 108 TFEU. In particular, the course discusses the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in relation to these provisions of the Treaty, as well as the system of public and private enforcement of EU State aid law. Finally, the course analyses the application of State aid rules in relation to Services of General Economic Interest.

The course is suitable for students interested to deepen their knowledge and understanding of EU law, in a specific policy area like State aid law.

Assessment and permitted materials

A final written exam will take place at the end of the course. The written exam will include approximately 4 questions (i.e. short essay style) related to the topics discussed during the classes. The exam is closed books.

Students who actively participate in the class (e.g. by summarizing the facts and the content of one of the CJEU judgments assigned for the class) will receive a +. Every + will increase the final grade for the course of 0.25 points, up to a maximum of 1 point.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are supposed to attend every class of the course and sign the attendance list distributed during the class. A maximum of 2 absences will be tolerated per student.
Students who skip more than 2 classes due to prolonged sickness should submit the medical Krankmeldung to the lecturer. In such case, the absence will not be counted. No other justification for absences will be tolerated (i.e. jobs related reasons).

Students are required to be enrolled on U:Space, at least on the waiting list.

Examination topics

The final exam is divided in 4 questions, essay style. Students have to reply to every question referring to the relevant CJEU judgments and legislations discussed in the class.

The exam is closed books: no material is allowed at the exam. Only English language dictionary is allowed. No electronic devices (i.e. smartphone, laptop, tablet) is allowed during the exam.

Reading list

Students are required to read the selected CJEU judgments and EU legislation uploaded on Moodle before each class.

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Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:19