Competition and State Aid Implications of the Spezzino Judgment (C-113/13): The Scope for Inconsistency in Assessing Support for Public Services Voluntary Organisations

10 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2015 Last revised: 14 Jul 2015

Date Written: June 30, 2015

Abstract

This paper assesses the competition law and State aid implications of the CJEU Judgment in Azienda sanitaria locale n. 5 "Spezzino" and Others, C-113/13, EU:C:2014:2440 (Spezzino). It pays particular attention at the departure from the Altmark test for the assessment of public support granted to providers of public services; as well as on the change of mind by the CJEU regarding the special position of non-profit entities in the direct award of public service contracts.

Keywords: public procurement, competition, social services, voluntary sector, non-profit organisations, budgetary efficiency, economic analysis

JEL Classification: H57

Suggested Citation

Sanchez-Graells, Albert, Competition and State Aid Implications of the Spezzino Judgment (C-113/13): The Scope for Inconsistency in Assessing Support for Public Services Voluntary Organisations (June 30, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2625166 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2625166

Albert Sanchez-Graells (Contact Author)

University of Bristol - School of Law ( email )

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