Public Authority or Economic Activity in the Context of Public Infrastructures: An Assessment of the European Commission’s Policy After Leipzig-Halle

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Public Authority or Economic Activity in the Context of Public Infrastructures : An Assessment of the European Commission’s Policy After Leipzig-Halle. / Nielsen, Rasmus Grønved; Holdgaard, Rass; Ølykke, Grith Skovgaard.

In: ESTAL - European State Aid Law Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 3, 7, 10.2019, p. 274-292.

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Nielsen, RG, Holdgaard, R & Ølykke, GS 2019, 'Public Authority or Economic Activity in the Context of Public Infrastructures: An Assessment of the European Commission’s Policy After Leipzig-Halle', ESTAL - European State Aid Law Quarterly, vol. 18, no. 3, 7, pp. 274-292. https://doi.org/10.21552/estal/2019/3/7

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Nielsen, R. G., Holdgaard, R., & Ølykke, G. S. (2019). Public Authority or Economic Activity in the Context of Public Infrastructures: An Assessment of the European Commission’s Policy After Leipzig-Halle. ESTAL - European State Aid Law Quarterly, 18(3), 274-292. [7]. https://doi.org/10.21552/estal/2019/3/7

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Nielsen RG, Holdgaard R, Ølykke GS. Public Authority or Economic Activity in the Context of Public Infrastructures: An Assessment of the European Commission’s Policy After Leipzig-Halle. ESTAL - European State Aid Law Quarterly. 2019 Oct;18(3):274-292. 7. https://doi.org/10.21552/estal/2019/3/7

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Nielsen, Rasmus Grønved ; Holdgaard, Rass ; Ølykke, Grith Skovgaard. / Public Authority or Economic Activity in the Context of Public Infrastructures : An Assessment of the European Commission’s Policy After Leipzig-Halle. In: ESTAL - European State Aid Law Quarterly. 2019 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 274-292.

Bibtex

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