Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Introduction – a View from the outside

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on how the various ways in which the State can intervene in the economy in the pursuit of its own public policy objectives are assessed under primary EC law, i.e. under the EC Treaty. For that purpose, the chapter generally classifies State intervention according to whether its impact on the economy (i.e. the amount of ‘displacement’ it causes) is heavier or lighter and whether it takes a legal or financial/economic form. Taking both heavier and lighter forms of intervention together, the thrust of EC law is then to bring Member States, as much as possible, towards lighter forms of intervention, which are less heavily constrained through EC law because they are more easily compatible with the general economic policy objectives of the EC.

Keywords: EC law; economic policy; European Commission; Member States; State intervention



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Regulation of Gambling: European and National Perspectives — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation