The EU General Court affirms a Commission decision that compensation for public services and a capital increase granted by Sardinia to a maritime company is aid incompatible with the internal market (Regione autonoma della Sardegna)

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Ex Post Definition of the Method of Compensation Makes State Aid Incompatible with the Internal Market* Compliance with public service obligations imposed on a provider of services of general economic interest should not be left to the discretion of that provider. Introduction Last week’s article examined a public service obligation for providing maritime links to Corsica (view it here). This week’s article reviews a similar obligation for maritime links to the neighbouring island of Sardinia. On 6 April 2017, the General Court rendered its judgment in case T‑219/14, Regione autonoma della Sardegna (RAS) v European Commission. On the same date the General Court ruled in the related case T‑220/14, Saremar v Commission. Since the judgments are similar, this article reviews only the

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU General Court affirms a Commission decision that compensation for public services and a capital increase granted by Sardinia to a maritime company is aid incompatible with the internal market (Regione autonoma della Sardegna), 6 April 2017, e-Competitions April 2017, Art. N° 89934

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