Antigoni Lykotrafiti

Queen Mary University (London)
Lecturer in Transport, Energy and the Law

Dr Antigoni Lykotrafiti is Lecturer in Transport, Energy and the Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London. Prior to joining Queen Mary, Antigoni worked for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on transport policy issues. She has been an assistant professor at Tilburg University (Tilburg Law and Economics Centre), a Jean Monnet post-doctoral fellow at the European University Institute, a practitioner within a leading law firm and a stagiaire at the European Commission. Dr Lykotrafiti read law at the University of Athens (LLB), European law at the University of Essex (LLM) and air transport law at King’s College London (PhD). She specialises in European and International law, law and economics and law and innovation as applied especiallialy to the sectors of air transport and energy.

Articles

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Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cyprus Commissioner for State Aid Control authorises a draft aid scheme for the provision of aid to farmers affected by the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (Aid to livestock farmers)

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Factual Background On 15 November 2007 the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment notified to the Cyprus Commissioner for State Aid Control a draft aid measure, entitled “indemnity/aid to livestock farmers due to foot-and-mouth disease”. The (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cyprus Commissioner for State Aid Control authorises the amendment of the national legislation concerning aid towards the payment of agricultural insurance premiums, finding that it complies with EC Reg. N°1857/2006 (Aid towards the payment of insurance premiums)

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Factual Background In 1977 Cyprus introduced specific legislation, setting up the legal framework concerning the system of compulsory agricultural insurance and the granting of State aid through the subsidization of the insurance premium. Given that this legislation had been enacted before the (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Hellenic State Council declares non admissible a submission that the misestimation of the cost of the provision of certain services by the authority who conducted a public tender amounted to State aid to the winning bidder (Bus Operator)

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Parties Applicant: Bus operator Defendant: Greece (Prefectural Administration of Serres) Facts On 21.07.2005, the prefectural committee for education and youth of the prefectural administration of Serres (Serres being a prefecture in the north of Greece and in particular in the geographical (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cyprus Commissioner for State Aid Control authorises an aid scheme for postgraduate programme, finding that it falls within EC Reg. 68/2001 (Mediterranean Institute of Management)

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Factual Background On 19 June 2007 the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) notified to the Commissioner for State Aid Control a draft aid measure, entitled “aid scheme for the participation in the postgraduate programme of the Mediterranean Institute of Management (MIM)”. The (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Greek Administrative Court of Appeal rules that interest due in the case of recovery of illegal aid constitutes a distinct category of interest which may not be confused or in any way affected by other types of interest or other provisions of national tax law (Heracles)

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Factual Background: In 1983, Greece adopted Law 1386/1983 for the organization for the financial reconstitution of undertakings. Law 1386/1983 created an organization operating under the name of Business Reconstruction Organisation, whose purpose was to contribute, inter alia, to the social (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Greek Administrative Court of Appeal of Athens annuls a decision of the Regulatory Authority for Energy, finding that the alleged misapplication by the latter of national legislation pertaining to the costs to be incurred in connecting to the electricity transmission system amounted to State aid to the new system user (Public Power Corporation)

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Parties: Appellant: Public Power Corporation S.A. Defendant: Greece (Minister of Development and Regulatory Authority for Energy) Background information: In 1999 Greece adopted Law 2773/1999 (the so-called Electricity Law), aligning its national legislation with Directive 96/92/EC concerning (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cyprus Commissioner for State aid control authorizes several aid schemes for the provision of training aid, having concluded that they fall within EC Regulation (Training programmes)

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Factual Background Decision No. 267: On 27.03.2007 the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) notified a draft aid scheme entitled “multi-company continuing training programmes abroad” to the Commissioner for State Aid Control. The aid measure aims to encourage employers and their (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cyprus Commissioner for State aid control authorizes an aid scheme, aimed at the collection, transport and processing of animal waste by a private undertaking, finding that it falls within EC Reg. No. 1857/2006 (Sigan Management)

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Factual Background On 05.02.2007, the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment veterinary services notified to the Cyprus Commissioner for State Aid Control a draft aid scheme, entitled “scheme for the collection, transport and processing of animal waste by the company Sigan (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cypriot Competition Authority fines the incumbent telecom provider € 38,000 for refusing to provide access to its SMS centre (CYTA / Golden Telemedia)

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On December 19th, 2006 the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (C.P.C.) found the Cyprus Telecom Authority (CYTA), the incumbent telecom provider, liable for abusing its monopoly position in the upstream market for provision of access facilities necessary for value-added service (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cypriot Commissioner for State aid control authorises an aid scheme aimed at incentivising employers/businesses to design, organise and implement training programmes for their employees, finding that it falls within EC Reg. N° 68/2001 (Training programmes)

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Factual Background On 16 November 2006 the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus notified to the Commissioner for State Aid Control a draft aid scheme, entitled “single-company continuing training Programmes in Cyprus”. The aid aims at incentivising employers/undertakings to design, (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cypriot Competition Authority dismisses a complaint filed by a consumer against the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority for abuse of dominance on the Internet services market (Philippides / CYTA)

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On 26 June 2006 the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (C.P.C.) dismissed a complaint filed by Mr. Alexis Philippides, a consumer and client of the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CYTA), against the latter for abuse of dominance in the market of Internet connection (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Greek Legal Council of State decides that the funding provided to a State institute by the Greek Ministry of National Defence does not constitute illegal State aid, as it merely covers the operating expenses of the Institute, whose activities are not economic (Defence Analyses Institute)

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Factual Background: The District Audit Centre of Athens (Ðåñéöåñåéáêü Åëåãêôéêü ÊÝíôñï Áèçíþí), faced with an authorization of a refund of around €62.000 to the Defence Analyses Institute, which is a legal entity governed by private law, examined the application of the provisions on value added tax (VAT) during the period (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti A Greek Court rules that a money order issued pursuant to a regulation concerning standard fees paid to farmers participating in an EU Community programme, does not infringe upon Art. 87 EC (Service of Financial Control)

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Factual Background The Service of Financial Control (Õðçñåóßá Äçìïóéïíïìéêïý ÅëÝã÷ïõ) of the Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food issued a money order for the financial year 2006 concerning the prepayment of an amount of about €550.000 to the operators of agricultural holdings participating in the Community (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cypriot Competition Authority fines the incumbent telecom for provision of inaccurate and misleading information during its ex officcio investigation of fixed telephony services using VoIP technology (CYTA)

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On 8 September 2006 the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (C.P.C.) reached a decision regarding its ex officio investigation of the services of fixed international telephony “CYTA 1818” and “Direct International VoIP” offered by the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CYTA), (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cyprus Commissioner for State aid control authorises an individual aid measure for the subsidisation of a cattle breeding association finding that it falls within EC Reg. N° 1/2004 (Holstein-Friesian)

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Factual Background On 21 August 2006 the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, notified to the Commissioner for State Aid Control a draft individual aid measure, entitled “aid scheme for the Holstein-Friesian cattle breeder Association”. (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cyprus Competition Authority fines the telecommunications incumbent and a subscriber channel for a restrictive cooperation agreement on the DSL market (CYTA/LTV)

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Commission for the Protection of Competition (Epitropi Prostasias Antagonismou), 4 August 2006, Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CYTA) and Lumiere TV Ltd (LTV) In its unanimous decision of 4 August 2006 the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (C.P.C.) imposed a fine of £CY (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cyprus Competition Authority fines the telecommunications incumbent and a subscriber channel for a restrictive cooperation agreement on the DSL market (CYTA/LTV)

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In its unanimous decision of 4 August 2006 the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (C.P.C.) imposed a fine of £CY 80.000 on Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CYTA) and of £CY 65.000 on subscriber channel LTV for a cooperation deal which had never actually been implemented, (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Greek Supreme Court rules that a provision of national law, limiting the compensation due to those employed in the public sector upon retirement to a certain level, does not constitute aid within the meaning of Art. 87.1 EC (Olympic Airway employee)

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Factual background The applicant was employed by the Greek national flag carrier from 1968 to 1999, when he retired. Upon retirement, he was paid 12 million drachmas, pursuant to Mandatory Law 173/1967. In 2000, he brought an action before the court of first instance of Athens, asking for the (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cypriot Commissioner for State aid control authorises a Cypriot-Greek research and development cooperation programme finding that it falls within EC Reg. N° 70/2001 (Joint Cooperation Programme)

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Factual Background On 18 April 2006 the Research Promotion Foundation notified to the Commissioner for State aid control a draft aid scheme, entitled “Joint Cooperation Programme between Cyprus and Greece”. The general objective of the Programme is the promotion of cooperation and networking (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Greek State Council rules that a legislative provision introduced in compliance with a judgment of the ECJ, ordering the recovery of incompatible aid granted in the form of tax exemptions, does not impinge upon the Greek Constitution, which prohibits the retroactive imposition of taxation (Undertaking X)

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Factual Background: On 15.03.1988 the Greek Minister of Financial Affairs adopted Decision E. 3789/128, ratified by Law 1796/1988, which introduced a special single tax on the total income of certain undertakings in the financial year 1987. However, the proportion of earnings deriving from (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cypriot Commissioner for State aid control authorises an aid scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises for the promotion of alternative forms of economic activities in the field of agri-tourism, finding that it falls within EC Reg. N° 70/2001 and 69/2001 ("Small and medium-sized enterprises")

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Factual Background On 29 March 2005, the Department of Town Planning and Housing of the Ministry of Interior notified to the Commissioner for State aid control a draft aid scheme, entitled “aid scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises for the promotion of alternative forms of economic (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cyprus Commissioner for State aid control authorises an aid scheme for the provision of access to research infrastructures abroad, finding that it falls within EC Reg. N° 70/2001 (Research infrastructures abroad)

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Factual Background: On 24 January 2005, the Research Promotion Foundation notified to the Commissioner for State aid Control a draft scheme, entitled “scheme for the provision of access to research infrastructures abroad”. The scheme is based on the acknowledgment of the essential need that the (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cyprus Commissioner for State Aid Control authorises an aid scheme aimed mainly at the improvement of working conditions and the reduction of workplace accidents in the construction industry (Aid scheme for construction companies)

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Factual Background On 23 December 2004, the Cyprus Productivity Centre notified to the Commissioner for State Aid Control a draft aid scheme, entitled “aid scheme for construction companies concerning the upgrade of their equipment”. The scheme aims at the improvement of working conditions of (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cyprus Commissioner for State aid control authorises an aid scheme for the payment of social security contributions to employers and disabled employees finding that it falls within EC Reg. N° 2204/2002 (Scheme for the payment of social security contributions)

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Factual Background On 4 January 2005, the Department of Labour of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance notified a draft aid scheme to the Commissioner for State aid control, entitled “scheme for the payment of social security contributions to employers and disabled employees”. The scheme (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cyprus Commissioner for State aid control authorizes an aid scheme aimed at facilitating the recruitment of unemployed persons with a serious disability in the private sector (Scheme for recruitment of disabled persons)

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Factual background On 4 January 2005, the Department of Labour in the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance notified a draft aid scheme to the Commissioner for State aid control, entitled “scheme for the provision of incentives regarding the recruitment of persons with a serious disability in (...)

Antigoni Lykotrafiti The Cypriot Competition Authority imposes a fine on three banking institutions for coordinating their interest rates (Bank of Cyprus / Cyprus Popular Bank / Hellenic Bank)

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On 22 June 2004 the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) put an end to its ex officio investigation of the commercial banks in Cyprus for the existence of a possible cartel, unanimously finding three banking institutions liable for restrictive enterprise agreements. A total (...)

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