The EU General Court provides guidance on the standing to challenge Commission decisions rejecting State aid complaints and the concepts of ’State resources’ and ’imputability’ with regard to decisions adopted by industry associations (Bezouaoui / HB Consultant)

On 13 January 2021, the European General Court (“GC”) delivered a judgment providing guidance on the standing to challenge European Commission (“Commission”) decisions rejecting State aid complaints, and on the concepts of “State resources” and “imputability” within the meaning of Article 107(1) TFEU. The background of the dispute concerns the reimbursement of costs related to training courses for construction plant driving safety in France. In short, French labour law requires workers in charge of driving certain construction vehicles to receive professional training, which can be delivered either by training organisations or by the employer. The employer can ask for reimbursement of the costs related to those training sessions from the industry association (“OPCA”) to which his or her

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Francesco Pili, Markus Wellinger, The EU General Court provides guidance on the standing to challenge Commission decisions rejecting State aid complaints and the concepts of ’State resources’ and ’imputability’ with regard to decisions adopted by industry associations (Bezouaoui / HB Consultant), 13 January 2021, e-Competitions January 2021, Art. N° 99389

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