“The author's approach is scholarly and touches upon a rather neglected reading of this branch of law.
...this book is an original and thorough study of State aid law through the lenses of the European economic constitution. In particular, it will be of value to state aid scholars as it provides a critical and comprehensive analysis of the most contentious and current issues surrounding EU State aid law.” – Gianni Lo Schiavo,
World Competition Law and Economics Review
“...fantastic food for thought for anyone interested in the interplay between internal market and competition law in the European Union and, more specifically, about State Aid law.
Throughout the book, De Cecco's analyses are well-argued and present a fresh look at some key issues in the definition of this area of EU Economic Law...His critical assessments force the reader to reassess some preconceptions about the current status of EU State Aid law and provide some normative arguments to help understand (or criticise) some of these recent developments.
...the level of update of the legal research used in the book is remarkable, particularly in an area of EU Law where changes seem to be permanent and almost unstoppable – which is always a challenge.” – Albert Sanchez Graells,
European Competition Law Review, Volume 34(6)
“... a great read for anybody seeking a solid and well-argued update on the latest developments.” – Philip Hanke,
Journal of Common Market Studies, Volume 52, Issue 2
“... a refreshingly comprehensive understanding of the impact the EU State aid regime has had on domestic political and economic choices.
The book rightly deserves to be read, consulted and discussed widely by academics and policy-makers alike. While it generally raises more questions than offering clear-cut answers, the questions raised have the capacity fundamentally to redefine the field in the years to come. Future (empirical) research - also conducted on the national levels - will have to demonstrate to what extent the converging dynamics of EU economic constitutional law restructure domestic legal regimes into a singular EU-compatible modus. This book will undoubtedly be a crucial guide in that respect, which in itself is an already monumental achievement.” – Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel,
European Law Review, Volume 39(6), 2014
“De Cecco proceeds by discussing this important constitutional balance, mostly, by critically assessing the case law of the European Courts. The authors' legal analysis is superbly eloquent and theoretical reflections are
supported and consistently conjoined with analysis of case law, which makes the book a very pleasant read.” – Jotte Mulder,
European Journal of Legal Studie