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Crisis competition law is much more liberal than usual

The European Competition Network (ECN) (which includes the Competition Authority) has informed (HERE) that the current crisis has had social and economic consequences and that it is intended to take this into account when applying competition law. The Estonian Competition Authority is also a member of ECN and has published the announcement on its website Read more

Coronavirus and State aid: European Commission takes action

State aid is generally prohibited in the European Union. This is allowed either by the European Commission ‘s clearance decision (which, of course, takes time in the normal course of the procedure) or by certain exceptions of general application, in particular the Block Exemption Regulation and de minimis aid. Read more (in Estonian) Read more