The EU Court of Justice reviews findings regarding the existence of an unlimited guarantee granted by the French State to its postal operator (La Poste)

Recent CJEU and GC views on the "economic advantage" element in State aid cases (C-559/12 and T-150/12)* In two recent cases, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) and the General Court (GC) have reassessed the element of "economic advantage" required in the prohibition of State aid in Art 107(1) TFEU in connection with State guarantees in France and Greece. The element of advantage has ranked rather high in the list of issues recently submitted to public consultation by the European Commission as part of the forthcoming new Notice on the concept of State aid. Hence, it seems interesting to have a look at these cases. Firstly, in its Judgment of 3 April 2014 in case C-559/12 France v Commission (La Poste), the CJEU assessed the Commission's previous findings regarding the existence

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Albert Sánchez Graells, The EU Court of Justice reviews findings regarding the existence of an unlimited guarantee granted by the French State to its postal operator (La Poste), 3 April 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2014, Art. N° 65519

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