The EU General Court overturns a Commission decision finding Slovakian aid incompatible, holding that the Commission must consider the private investor test even where it has not been raised by the member state (Frucona Košice)

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The Private Creditor Test: All Options Must be Taken into Account* A private investor always takes into account all available information before it makes any investment. Similarly, a private creditor takes into account all available options for recovering the largest possible amount of the money that is due. Such options may include different legal procedures. In assessing alternative options, a private creditor considers not only the amount that may be recovered, but also the complexity and duration of each possible procedure. Introduction On 16 March 2016, the General Court delivered a judgment in the latest, but not the last, episode in a 12-year saga. Its judgment in case T‑103/14, Frucona Košice v Commission annulled Commission decision 2014/342 and will certainly keep the

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU General Court overturns a Commission decision finding Slovakian aid incompatible, holding that the Commission must consider the private investor test even where it has not been raised by the member state (Frucona Košice), 16 March 2016, e-Competitions March 2016, Art. N° 90227

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