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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS – Debate | What is State aid? | PubAffairs Bruxelles Editorial Team

On Tuesday 4th of March, at the premises of Science14 Atrium in Brussels, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate concerning the notion of State aid. The event was moderated by Mr Jacques Derenne, Partner and Head of the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice at Hogan Lovells, while the discussants were Mr Clemens Kerle, case-handler in the State aid policy unit at DG COMP and member of the team authoring the draft Notice on the notion of State aid, and Mr Bertrand Jéhanno, French General Secretariat for European Affairs. Mr Vincent Verouden, Deputy Chief Economist at DG COMP, was also attending the session for comments.

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Photo Album: Debate – “What is State Aid?” (4 March)

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Thank you for attending our debate “What is State Aid?”

PubAffairs Bruxelles was delighted to host on March 4th the debate between our distinguished speakers, Mr Clemens Kerle, case-handler in the State aid policy unit at DG COMP and member of the team authoring the draft Notice on the notion of State aid and Mr Bertrand Jéhanno, French General Secretariat for European Affairs

We would like to thank our distinguished guests, our moderator Mr Jacques Derenne, Head of the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice at Hogan Lovells, Mr Vincent Verouden, Deputy Chief Economist at DG COMP, who attended the session for comments, the public and our sponsors, Hogan Lovells, Burson-Marsteller, and Science 14 Atrium, for allowing this debate to take place.

PubAffairs Bruxelles is also pleased to announce that the next event will take place on the 18th of March 2014. We hope that all the contributors, attendees, as well as our present and future members will join us in the next debate.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS – Debate | New EU rules on public procurement: better value for money, growth and sustainability? | PubAffairs Bruxelles Editorial Team

On Tuesday 18th of February, at the premises of Science14 Atrium in Brussels, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate concerning the new EU rules on public procurement recently approved by the European Parliament. The event was chaired by Professor Dermot Cahill, Chairman of the Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies, Bangor University (UK), while the discussants were Ms Heide Rühle MEP (Greens/DE) and Mr Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Director for Public Procurement in the European Commission (DG Internal Market and Services).

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Invitation – Debate: What is State Aid? (4 March)

We are most pleased to invite you to participate in an evening of discussion on the notion of State Aid with Mr Clemens Kerle, case-handler in the State aid policy unit at DG COMP and member of the team authoring the draft Notice on the notion of State aid and Mr Bertrand Jéhanno, French General Secretariat for European Affairs on the 4th of March at the premises of Science 14 Atrium


The debate will be moderated by Mr Jacques Derenne, Head of the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice at Hogan Lovells. Mr Vincent Verouden, Deputy Chief Economist at  DG COMP, will also be attending the session for comments


More than 50 years of EU case law on State aid have not exhausted the question of the definition of State aid. The Commission will be adopting soon a notice on the notion of State aid.

In May 2012, the European Commission issued a communication on State aid modernisation in defining the objectives of an extensive reform package of the EU State aid policy: foster growth in a strengthened, dynamic and competitive internal market; focus enforcement on cases with the biggest impact on the internal market and, streamlining rules and obtaining faster decisions.

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Photo Album: Debate – “New EU rules on public procurement: better value for money, growth and sustainability?” (18 February)

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Thank you for attending our debate “New EU rules on public procurement: better value for money, growth and sustainability?”

PubAffairs Bruxelles was delighted to host on February 18th the debate between our distinguished speakers, Ms Heide Rühle MEP (Greens/DE) and Mr Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Director for Public Procurement in the European Commission DG Internal Market and Services.

We would like to thank our distinguished guests, our Chair, Professor Dermot Cahill, the public and our sponsors, Hogan Lovells, Burson-Marsteller, and Science 14 Atrium, for allowing this debate to take place.

PubAffairs Bruxelles is also pleased to announce that the next event will take place on the 4th of March 2014. We hope that all the contributors, attendees, as well as our present and future members will join us in the next debate.

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