The French Administrative Supreme Court holds that aids financed by interprofessional contributions levied by a professional organization do not amount to State aid (Confédération paysanne)

French Supreme Administrative Court (Conseil d'État, 1ère et 6ème sous-sections réunies), 21 June 2006, Confédération paysanne, n° 271450 http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/WAspa... This case illustrates enforcement by national Courts of EC State aid rules. Pursuant to article 88(3) EC, national courts have jurisdiction to uphold the rights of the persons concerned in the event of a possible breach by the national authorities of the prohibition on implementing State aid prior to notification and clearance by the European Commission [1]. Background and facts Under the French Rural Code provides, agreements entered into within an authorized multi-sector professional organization can, subject to certain conditions, be given compulsory effect and extended by public authorities for a determined

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  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel (Paris)
  • Eversheds Sutherland (Paris)
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Noëlle Lenoir, Dan Roskis, Charlotte-Mai Doremus, The French Administrative Supreme Court holds that aids financed by interprofessional contributions levied by a professional organization do not amount to State aid (Confédération paysanne), 21 June 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2006, Art. N° 12464

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