Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2012, 60, 207-210
Published online 2013-10-03

State aid in banking sector

Jana Mikušová

Ústav práva a humanitních věd, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

The financial crisis has hit Europe with a truly unprecedented power, which has in early 2008 expected only a very small circle of pessimists. After the first cracks began to appear on the mortgage market in the U.S., however, started an avalanche that rolls until today. In today’s globalized world, it would be very naive to believe that this would not have an impact on the European Union internal market.
With the crisis in the banking sector, the Member States of the European Union fought against the crisis in various ways. Allocation of the state aid in the first months of the crisis took place within the existing rules, yet it was necessary to enclose these huge expenditures by rules and regulations issued by the European Commission.
This article discusses the types of state aid, which were used at the time from the first wave of state aid granted by Member States from 2008 to 2010 and also assess the current situation together with the evaluation of the approach of the European Commission.


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