ALERT: STATE AID – PUBLIC GUARANTEE - INVESTMENT SUBSIDY - DE MINIMIS AIDS - DECISION FINDING NO STATE AID - FORMAL INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE - UNDERTAKINGS IN DIFFICULTY - PUBLIC LAND SALE

De minimis aids: The General Court of the European Union annuls in part a Commission’s decision finding no aid, pointing out serious difficulties as to whether the public guarantees involved might have been qualified as de minimis aids and led the Commission to initiate a formal investigation procedure (Pollmeier Massivholz)

Tribunal, 17 mars 2015, affaire T-89/09 (Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co. KG contre Commission européenne) À la faveur d'un arrêt rendu le 17 mars 2015 dans l'affaire T-89/09 (Pollmeier Massivholz GmbH & Co. KG contre Commission européenne), le Tribunal de l'Union européenne est venu annuler la décision du 21 octobre 2008 (Allemagne, Abalon Hardwood Hessen GmbH), par laquelle la Commission a décidé, sans ouvrir la procédure formelle d’examen prévue à l’article 88, paragraphe 2, CE, de ne pas soulever d’objections aux mesures notifiées par les autorités allemandes relatives en premier lieu à une subvention à l’investissement régional d’un montant total de 4 500 000 euros octroyée, sur la base d’un régime d’aides existant,

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Alain Ronzano, De minimis aids: The General Court of the European Union annuls in part a Commission’s decision finding no aid, pointing out serious difficulties as to whether the public guarantees involved might have been qualified as de minimis aids and led the Commission to initiate a formal investigation procedure (Pollmeier Massivholz), 17 March 2015, Concurrences Review N° 2-2015, Art. N° 73291, www.concurrences.com

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