The EU General Court confirms the authorization of a State aid for a new nuclear power plant in UK (Hinkley Point C)

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The Compatibility of State Aid with the Internal Market: Lessons from “Hinkley Point C” The objective of common interest that should be supported by state aid does not have to be an objective agreed by all Member States. Introduction On 12 July 2018, the General Court ruled in a complex case brought by Austria and Luxembourg against Commission decision 2015/658 which had authorised State aid for Hinkley Point C, a new nuclear power plant in the UK. The judgment in case T‑356/15 must be one of the longest ever in the field of State aid. It stretches to 736 paragraphs over more than 100 pages.[1] The judgment is rich. It covers all aspects of compatibility of State aid with the internal market. It is also very significant for at least three reasons. First, it provides fresh insights

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU General Court confirms the authorization of a State aid for a new nuclear power plant in UK (Hinkley Point C), 12 July 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2018, Art. N° 88418

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