New article by SOCENT researchers Aleksandra Szymanska and Marc Jegers published in “European State Aid Law Quaterly”

State Aid to Social Enterprises: the Polish Case”, by SOCENT researchers Aleksandra Szymanska and Marc Jegers, has been published in European State Aid Law Quarterly (14(4), pp. 479-91).

This paper discusses the degree of importance of state aid for Polish social enterprises. There are differences in the extent of state aid granted to sectors of the economy, as well as differing legal requirements. It is posited that there is a discrepancy between those social enterprises which attract more and those which attract less state aid. In a similar vein to the governments of other member states, the Polish government is attempting to create a single legal framework whereby social enterprises would be promoted. However, there is a lack of discussion with regard to drafting a framework on social enterprises. The authors recommend a bottom-up approach as regards the formulating of state aid policy at the national level. Financial cooperation between the state and local authorities would help to solve many urgent matters.