Extended comments on non-profit organisations, procurement and State aid implications of Spezzino (C-113/13)

I have just uploaded on SSRN a short paper that extends my previous comments on the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Judgment in Azienda sanitaria locale n. 5 «Spezzino» and Others, C-113/13, EU:C:2014:2440. It will be included in a special issue of the European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review, with Prof Roberto Caranta as guest editor.

The paper assesses the competition law and State aid implications of the CJEU Judgment in Spezzino. It pays particular attention at the departure from the Altmark test for the assessment of public support granted to providers of public services; as well as on the change of mind by the CJEU regarding the special position of non-profit entities in the direct award of public service contracts.

The full citation for the paper is A Sanchez-Graells, "Competition and State Aid Implications of the Spezzino Judgment (C-113/13): The Scope for Inconsistency in Assessing Support for Public Services Voluntary Organisations" (June 30, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2625166. Comments welcome!