The European Commission adopts a partially negative decision, with recovery, in respect of incompatible export aid granted to a large firm in Italy

"No export aid to large firms outside the EU"*Introduction On May 19, 2004 the Commission adopted a partially negative decision (not yet published), with recovery, in respect of incompatible aid granted to a large firm, in Italy. The latter was deemed to take advantage of national funding for trade penetration programmes in non-EU countries (mainly South-East Asia). The Commission’s decision, adopted on the grounds that the assessed grants were to be qualified as aid to export-related activities, hence incompatible, has been challenged before the Court both by the beneficiary and the Member State concerned. Background The case was raised by a European competitor complaining that a subsidiary of an Italian firm, established in Great Britain, involved in the same market segment he was

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  • Italian representation to the EU (Brussels)

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Giorgio Perini, The European Commission adopts a partially negative decision, with recovery, in respect of incompatible export aid granted to a large firm in Italy, 19 May 2004, e-Competitions May 2004, Art. N° 36855

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