The watchdog in charge of state aid enforcement in Bosnia and Herzegovina – the State Aid Council – has cleared state aid to Tuzla International Airport.
Ten years after the introduction of state aid control to the Serbian legal system, Serbia has adopted a new Law on State Aid Control. What are the five things to note about the new legislation?
Soon, the UK and Serbia will be in a similar position towards the EU: they will both be out of the bloc, but under a strong influence of EU legislation, including in the area of State aid. Despite all the differences between Serbia and the UK one can think of, the Balkan country’s experience may be interesting to consider in light of the design of the UK’s State aid system post-Brexit.
One of the very last decisions the Serbian Commission for the Control of State Aid rendered in 2017 was a finding that the aid which the national gas company Srbijagas awarded to the production of a popular TV series in Serbia was not State aid. The Commission’s conclusion was that Srbijagas is not a State aid grantor within the meaning of Serbian State aid legislation.
Apart from antitrust and merger control issues, the Montenegrin Competition Agency will soon also be in charge of State aid control. The draft law to that effect has already reached parliament and is expected to be adopted at the next parliamentary session.