The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court decides that the EU State aid rules are not applicable to a transaction where industrial property was sold (KHO)

The municipal executive board of the municipality of Iitti had accepted a sale of industrial property choosing one of two offers made. The industrial property included a land area and an industrial building. Due to a complaint by a resident of the municipality, a Finnish administrative court repealed the decision of the municipal executive board. The administrative court based its decision, among other things, on the Commission Communication on state aid elements in sales of land and buildings by public authorities (97/C 209/03). However, the administrative court did not consider whether all the cumulative elements of Article 107(1) TFEU were present. After a further complaint, the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court repealed the decision of the administrative court [1]. The

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Katri Havu, The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court decides that the EU State aid rules are not applicable to a transaction where industrial property was sold (KHO), 30 November 2012, e-Competitions November 2012, Art. N° 50548

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