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The French State’s Council held that only measures affecting trade between member States and contrary to Art. 87 EC have to be notified (Glénat)

Well known for its comics publications, the Glénat publishers extended their reputation in State aid case law literature (Case commented in French, Dr. Adm., note M. Bazex et S. Blazy, February 2002, n° 21, p. 15 et RJF, February 2002, n° 249). The issue raised here is procedural. It concerns article 88(3) EC, a clear and complete provision, invocable before the national judge, which imposes that every new State aid has to be notified to the European Commission. The non respect of this obligation can have as a consequence the annulment of the act establishing the State aid. The Centre national des Lettres (the French National centre for literature), a public establishment under French law, was accused to redirect the sums resulting from the “tax on publishers” in favour of some

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Loïc Grard, The French State’s Council held that only measures affecting trade between member States and contrary to Art. 87 EC have to be notified (Glénat), 23 November 2001, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2001, Art. N° 13636

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