The EU General Court affirms a Commission decision ordering the recovery of incompatible State aid granted by Belgium to an airport (Brussels South Charleroi Airport)

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Investment in Airport Infrastructure* Public funding of infrastructure used for non-economic purposes does not constitute State aid. Public investment in infrastructure used for economic purposes does not constitute State aid if the investment can generate a return that is acceptable to a private investor. Introduction On 25 January 2018, the General Court ruled in case T-818/14, Brussels South Charleroi Airport v Commission. [1] Brussels South Charleroi Airport [the Airport] appealed against Commission decision 2016/2069. [2] In that decision the Commission found that the Walloon region had granted incompatible aid to the Airport for the construction and operation of its infrastructure. In the same decision, the Commission concluded that other measures in favour of the Airport and

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU General Court affirms a Commission decision ordering the recovery of incompatible State aid granted by Belgium to an airport (Brussels South Charleroi Airport), 25 January 2018, e-Competitions January 2018, Art. N° 89843

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