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Conference: New Perspectives on Fiscal State Aid: Legitimacy and Effectiveness of Fiscal State Aid Control

On 23 February 2018 the project was closed with a conference on ‘New Perspectives on Fiscal State Aid: Legitimacy and Effectiveness of Fiscal State Aid Control.

This conference focused on one of the most debated issues at the moment: the legitimacy and effectiveness of fiscal state aid control. This issue will be treated in the framework of the evolving European legal and economic system, with the idea of pointing out the impact of these changes on fiscal state aid.

Program

Welcome: 9:20/9:30 - Peter Essers (Tilburg University)

Introduction to the EU project: – 9:30/9:45 Carla De Pietro (Tilburg University)

Session 1- 9:45/11:00

The Evolving European Economic and Legal System: Where does legitimacy of Fiscal State Aid Law Stand?

Cees Peters (Tilburg University) – Marnix van Rij (Senate of the Netherlands)

Panel: Peter Essers, Carla De Pietro, Tim Wustenberghs (University Antwerp), Cees Peter, Marnix van Rij

Coffee break – 11:00/11:15

Session 2 – 11:15/12:30

The Notion of Fiscal State Aid in the Evolving European Economic and Legal System

Daniel Smit (Tilburg University) - Paul-John Loewenthal (European Commission)

Panel: Peter Essers, Carla De Pietro, Raffaele Petruzzi (Wirtschafsuniversität Vienna), Tim Wustenberghs, Daniel Smit, Paul-John Loewenthal

Lunch break: 12:30/14:30

Session 3 – 14:30/15:45

Fiscal State Aid and the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directives: What Role for National Judges?

Raymond Luja (Maastricht University) - Eric Kemmeren (Tilburg University)

Panel: Peter Essers, Peter Cools (Supreme Court of the Netherlands), Rita Szudoczky (Wirtschafsuniversität Vienna), Raymond Luja, Eric Kemmeren

Coffee break – 15:45/16:00

Session 4 – 16:00/17:15

National Courts and the Effectiveness of State Aid Control in Recovery Procedures

Leigh Hancher (Tilburg University) -  Anne van de Vijver (University of Antwerp)

Panel: Peter Essers, Marnix van Rij, Leigh Hancher, Anne van de Vijver

Session 5 – 17:15 17:45

Questions and debate

Conclusions 17:45/18:00




When: 23 February 2018 09:00

End date: 23 February 2018 18:00