The Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal states that a municipality’s sale of a high school constitutes illegal State aid on the basis of national provision while declining to rule on the EC State aid point of law (Christer Backstrom)

Factual Background In May 2007, the municipal council in Täby, north of Stockholm, decided to close down the public activity at the high school “Tibble Gymnasium” and to approve that the school activity be carried on by a private undertaking (“Tibble Friståande Gymnasium AB” - “Tibble Indepedent High School AB”) which was owned by the former principal and some former teachers. A lease agreement was concluded in respect of the buildings and the inventories and all equipment were sold for a total price of 9,2 million SEK. A number of local

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Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg, Ida Otken Eriksson, The Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal states that a municipality’s sale of a high school constitutes illegal State aid on the basis of national provision while declining to rule on the EC State aid point of law (Christer Backstrom), 9 April 2009, e-Competitions April 2009, Art. N° 27185

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