The treaties establishing the European Communities ensure rules for fair competition throughout the common market and prevent any attempt by Member States to distort competition by giving an advantage to their national companies.
In this context, the EC Treaty pronounces the general prohibition of state aid. However, under certain conditions, public initiatives are possible and even necessary for the proper functioning of the economy. Therefore, the Treaty itself admits a number of political objectives on the basis of which State aid may be possible.
The Studio Crema Fiorio has gained a deep knowledge of the discipline on the basis of which free competition and state aid are controlled, evaluated and judged within the European Union. The company provides qualified advice to public authorities responsible for the formulation and management of public aid schemes before their final approval, as well as to companies and their associations for all cases where they consider that their legitimate interests are violated by measures incompatible.