The Spanish Supreme Court declares that an aid scheme may not be suspended if a final decision on the illegality of such aid scheme has not been issued (Regional Administration of Vizcaya)

Factual Background: Appeal by the Regional Administration of Vizcaya and the Chamber of Trade, Industry and Sailing of Bilbao (the "Appellants") against two writs of the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country temporarily suspending the regional Decree of Vizcaya 10/2006 on Companies' Tax ("Decree 10/2006") (the "Writs") until a pending prejudicial question brought by the Supreme Court before the ECJ [1] was resolved. Decree 10/2006 modified the Companies' Tax regime and established reduced rates and quota deductions to companies located in the Basque Country. The appeal was upheld by the Supreme Court, which declared the writs as null and void. Summary of the Court's findings: The Appellants brought an appeal against the Writs temporarily suspending Decree 10/2006 until a

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Casto Gonzalez-Paramo, Sonia Perez Romero, The Spanish Supreme Court declares that an aid scheme may not be suspended if a final decision on the illegality of such aid scheme has not been issued (Regional Administration of Vizcaya), 3 October 2008, e-Competitions October 2008, Art. N° 26985

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