Title of research: Banks and State Aid Control: An Equal Treatment Perspective
Promotor: Prof. H.M. Vletter-van Dort
The European Commission has taken many decisions in which it assesses state aid measures to banks. It is important that the Commission decisions are perceived as 'fair' or 'just' by the banks concerned. This underlines the importance of the principle of equal treatment, which will be the perspective taken in this research. The aim of this study is to identify a set of criteria that can be used to differentiate between banks. I aim to determine which criteria are conceivable, which have been used by the Commission, and which are justi-fied/desirable from a legal and economic perspective.