CASE COMMENT: STATE AIDS - GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Principle of legitimate expectations: The CFI holds that a business cannot rely on the principle of legitimate expectations during the formal investigation procedure in order to resist the immediate application of a new regulation on State aid with regard to aid previously notified under a former regime (Ferriere Nord)

Le principe de la confiance légitime ne peut être invoqué par une entreprise pendant la phase d’examen d’une aide pour s’opposer à l’application immédiate en cours de procédure d’une nouvelle réglementation en matière d’aide

CFI, 18 November 2004, Ferriere Nord SpA v. Commission, case T-176/01 Le Tribunal était saisi de la question de savoir si un projet d'aide notifié à la Commission sous le régime d'un précédent encadrement pouvait être examiné par la Commission au stade de la procédure formelle d'examen de la compatibilité de

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Jean-Yves Chérot, Principle of legitimate expectations: The CFI holds that a business cannot rely on the principle of legitimate expectations during the formal investigation procedure in order to resist the immediate application of a new regulation on State aid with regard to aid previously notified under a former regime (Ferriere Nord), 28 November 2004, Concurrences Review N° 1-2005, Art. N° 1499, p. 96

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