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Aid to Compensate the Damage Caused by Exceptional Occurrences: The Limited Usefulness of Article 107(2)(b) TFEU in the Times of the Pandemic

Dr Dionysios Pelekis  –  Teaching Associate, School of Law, Nottingham University   Ever since early 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has been a very trying period for all. Beyond the untold and incalculable human cost of this pandemic, its spread as well as the measures taken to combat it, have caused a serious economic downturn. In the …

What does “taking back control” mean for Financial Services?

Dr Cleo Davies – Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia  On the 29th April 2021, the Financial Services Bill received royal assent. Touted as a milestone for financial services by the UK government, John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury who guided the Bill through Parliament, declared “For the first time in decades, …

The State Aid Temporary Framework for COVID-19, the Banking Communication, and Burden-Sharing

 Dionysios Pelekis                www.linkedin.com/in/dionysios-pelekis   In November 2020, the Commission approved an aid scheme designed to support the liquidity of the Italian banking sector. This measure authorised Italy’s Ministry of Economy and Finance to grant a State guarantee on the liabilities of banks based in Italy, and on loans granted discretionarily by the Bank of Italy …

Gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Dr Birte Böök Post-doctoral researcher at Utrecht University and content manager of the gender stream of the European Equality Law Network   When the COVID-19 crisis swept across the world in 2020, it quickly became clear that the global pandemic exacerbates existing inequalities in all areas of life. While comprehensive data is still lacking, …