Introduction Selectivity is a tricky issue. Even a measure that appears not to favour or exclude any undertaking may in practice prove to be selective if its effects favour certain undertakings over others that are in a comparable situation. In order to determine whether they are comparable it necessary to examine the objective of the measure. This is what the General Court ruled on 8 February 2023 in case T522/20, Carpatair v European Commission. Carpatair, a budget airline based in Romania, sought the annulment of Commission decision 2021/1428 on State aid granted by Romania to Timișoara International Airport and Wizz Air, a Hungarian budget airline. In its decision, the Commission found the following: Public financing for improvement of the airport was compatible State aid.
The EU General Court partly overturns the Commission’s decision with its ruling on the selectivity and profitability of agreements between airports and airlines (Carpatair)
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