The Austrian Supreme Court rules that an advantage that may qualify as an existing State aid under Art. 87 EC may be considered permissible as long as the EC Commission has not declared this advantage as being incompatible (Newspaper cross-financing, Wiener Zeitung II)

On 10 June, 2008, the Austrian Supreme Court ruled that the view according to which an advantage that may qualify as an existing state aid measure under Article 87 EC may be considered permissible as long as the Commission has not declared this advantage as being incompatible with the Common Market, was well arguable. Background The Austrian daily newspaper “Wiener Zeitung”, which is published by the Republic of Austria, consists of two parts: the edited part (i.e. articles on politics, culture, sports etc) and the official gazette (i.e. the “Amtsblatt zur Wiener Zeitung”), with the latter serving for mandatory public

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Rainer Palmstorfer, The Austrian Supreme Court rules that an advantage that may qualify as an existing State aid under Art. 87 EC may be considered permissible as long as the EC Commission has not declared this advantage as being incompatible (Newspaper cross-financing, Wiener Zeitung II), 10 June 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Direct effect, Art. N° 26209

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