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State aid in Baltics: finding opportunities and avoiding pitfalls


11.00 - 12.10

Fiscal generosity is the new black, but government largesse comes with strings attached. While states race to prop up their economies, rules of competition continue to apply. State aid can be a dangerous gift and must be handled with caution.


  • De minimis aid: dos and don’ts for recipients
    • Why state aid rules should be on the agenda of corporate legal departments
    • What to check before taking de minimis aid
    • Examples of less obvious forms of state aid
  • Responsibilities of beneficiaries when receiving state aid
  • How to justify aid: market economy investor principle
  • Commission’s Temporary Framework: state aid at times of pandemic


Uģis Zeltiņš, Partner, COBALT Latvia

Rasa Zaščiurinskaitė, Partner, COBALT Lithuania

Mart Blöndal, Senior Associate COBALT Estonia

Agnė Richard, Senior Adviser, Competition Council of Lithuania

Vitaly Pruzhansky, Partner, RBB Economics Brussels - an independent economics consultancy specialising in competition policy


Webinar language: English

Webinar platform: Zoom

Participation fee: Free of charge, but registration is required to access the event