The EU Court of Justice clarifies conditions under which request for de minimis aid can be modified to comply with the ceiling (INAIL / Zennaro)

On 28 October 2020, the Court of Justice (“ECJ”) answered a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato (Council of State, Italy) concerning the interpretation of Articles 3 and 6 of Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 TFEU to de minimis aid (the “de minimis Regulation”). The background of the case is a dispute between the Italian company Zennaro and the Italian National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work (“INAIL”). In June 2014, Zennaro applied for funding by INAIL under an aid scheme providing incentives for undertakings to implement plans concerning health and safety at work. In October 2014, INAIL informed Zennaro that its project was accepted for funding for an amount of € 130,000. This aid was

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Francesco Pili, Markus Wellinger, The EU Court of Justice clarifies conditions under which request for de minimis aid can be modified to comply with the ceiling (INAIL / Zennaro), 28 October 2020, e-Competitions October 2020, Art. N° 98191

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