"OTE is calling: who’s going to pick up this call? Is it for the State? Reflexions on the recent Commission’s State aid decision"*I. Introduction On 10 May 2007, the Commission approved under Article 87.3 of the Treaty the Greek government’s envisaged participation to the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) early voluntary retirement scheme. The case raised a number of important legal issues mainly in relation to the definition of the notion of “aid” of Article 87.1 of the Treaty, as well as in relation to the scope of the compatibility assessment carried out under Article 87.3 with regard to undertakings that used to enjoy a monopoly in the past and are now operating in liberalised but still regulated markets. This article discusses in some more detail these issues and focuses
The EU Commission approves State aid envisaged by the Greek government concerning its participation in the early voluntary retirement scheme in the telecommunications sector (OTE)
Access to this article is restricted to subscribers
Already Subscribed? Sign-in
Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.
Read one article for free
Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.