The EU Commission orders recovery of state aid unlawfully granted by the Netherlands as decreased price for sale of land (Leidschendam-Voorburg)

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The Market Economy Vendor Principle: Sale of Public Land by the Dutch Municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg*[Commission Decision SA.24123] The previous post examined a case where the European Commission applied the Market Economy Investor Principle [MEIP]. This is the principle that is used to determine whether there is state aid in commercial transactions between public authorities and undertakings. According to Article 345 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union [TFEU], the European Union is neutral with respect to the systems of property ownership in the various Member States. In practice this means that the EU does not discriminate in favour or against State-owned or private undertakings. A consequence of the neutrality stance of the EU is that in the eyes of EU

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU Commission orders recovery of state aid unlawfully granted by the Netherlands as decreased price for sale of land (Leidschendam-Voorburg), 3 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2012, Art. N° 59008

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