Structural Disadvantages and Regional Aid* Aid that seeks to neutralise a structural disadvantage still confers an advantage. Aid that seeks to remedy market failure is selective. State aid that is compatible with the internal market must be necessary to achieve an objective of the Treaty and be capable of incentivising a change in the behaviour of the recipient undertakings. Introduction On 13 December 2017, the General Court delivered its judgment in case T-314/15, Greece v European Commission. Greece applied for annulment of Commission Decision 2015/1827 concerning State aid that had been granted to Piraeus Container Terminal and Cosco Pacific. This is a rich and wide-ranging judgment because it deals both with the concept of State aid in situations where Member States try to
The EU General Court affirms a Commission decision finding that Greek container terminal operators received incompatible State aid which must be recovered (Piraeus / Cosco)
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