The Portuguese Supreme Administrative Court gives interpretation to the concept of net creation of jobs within the meaning of State aid rules

Background & facts of the case The Agriculture and Fisheries Funding Institute (“AFFI”) adopted an act unilaterally modifying a funding agreement entered into with a beneficiary on 14 January 2013 and ordering the reimbursement of € 30,964.78, previously attributed as a non-refundable grant for the implementation of an investment project creating jobs. The funding agreement in question fell under the scope of a national regulation implementing “Action 3.1.3 - Dynamisation of rural areas/creation and development of tourism and leisure activities” of PRODER - Rural Development Programme for mainland Portugal, which is governed by EC Regulation 698/2005, of 20 September, and, in national law, by Order 520/2009, of 14 May. On 14 September 2019, the beneficiary brought an

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  • Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva (Lisbon)
  • Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva (Lisbon)

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Carlos Botelho Moniz, Eduardo Maia Cadete, The Portuguese Supreme Administrative Court gives interpretation to the concept of net creation of jobs within the meaning of State aid rules, 17 December 2020, e-Competitions August 2022, Art. N° 107056

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