Authors: Rym AYADI (CEPS), Willem Pieter DE GROEN (CEPS) and Peter THYRI (Vienna University of Business Economics, Austria)
Date: 16/02/2015

This study assesses whether a condition which requires ailing banks or groups of ailing banks that receive State aid to maintain or to provide additional access to finance small and medium-sized enterprises legally justified and economically beneficial. The relevant cases have been examined and the link to SME lending has been analysed in a qualitative and a quantitative way. An overview table of the cases analysis is provided in the Annex. This study was prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).

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