The EU General Court dismisses in its entirety the action made by a company in the potash mines sector and confirms the existence of aid measures (Iberpotash / EU Commission)

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Environmental Remediation and State Liability* Introduction On 16 January 2020 the General Court delivered its judgment in case T‑257/18, Iberpotash v European Commission. [1] Iberpotash, a Spanish company, appealed against Commission decision 2018/118. Iberpotash owns and operates potash mines in Spain. It also owns a salt waste site or “heap” that is located in Spain as well. It is a subsidiary of ICL Fertilisers, an Israeli company, which is the largest producer of fertilisers in the world. Iberpotash bought the mines and the waste heap from the Spanish state in 1998. Sometime afterwards, the Spanish government bore the cost of environmental remediation at the salt waste heap by undertaking works to cover the heap. In 2006 and 2008, Iberpotash obtained environmental permits to

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU General Court dismisses in its entirety the action made by a company in the potash mines sector and confirms the existence of aid measures (Iberpotash / EU Commission), 16 January 2020, e-Competitions March 2020, Art. N° 93553

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