In this podcast, Clemens Ziegler (Ziegler State Aid AntiTrust SRL) discusses the EU Commission’s emergency state aid rules, which were announced on 19 March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis. What do these temporary rules allow? And what may be the implications of relaxing some of the EU state aid controls, especially for the energy sector?
In this special issue we focus on the digitalisation of infrastructure, and different infrastructure industries are analysed. Common challenges will be identified, as well as the specificities of each sector. [...]
Ofcom identified significant competition concerns in the UK pay TV market and proposed regulatory remedies to address them. For about ten years it tried to get these measure implemented. However, [...]
Most existing Emissions Trading Systems (ETSs) include their own specific Price Control Mechanism (PCM): a design feature which steers the allowance price into a desired range. Divergences along five key [...]
The environmental ambition of an ETS may be assessed considering three dimensions: emissions coverage, stringency and determinacy. Allowance prices are an imperfect metric for the stringency of an ETS. Yet, [...]