The EU Court of Justice explains that measures that impose additional charges for the purpose of maintaining equality between operators do not necessarily qualify as State aid (Kernkraftwerke Lippe-Ems / Hauptzollamt Osnabrück)

Taxation of nuclear power* On 4 June 2015, the Court of Justice also issued a preliminary ruling in case C-5/14, Kernkraftwerke Lippe-Ems v Hauptzollamt Osnabruck. A German court requested a preliminary ruling in a dispute between Kernkraftwerke Lippe-Ems [KLE] and the tax authorities in Germany. KLE was an operator of a nuclear power station. It claimed that the production of electricity from nuclear material was taxed twice; first at the level of inputs [a tax on nuclear fuel] and then at the level of

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU Court of Justice explains that measures that impose additional charges for the purpose of maintaining equality between operators do not necessarily qualify as State aid (Kernkraftwerke Lippe-Ems / Hauptzollamt Osnabrück), 4 June 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2015, Art. N° 74820

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