The EU General Court and the European Commission focus on relative prices instead of absolute prices in assessing if price regulation of casinos entry tickets can be a State aid (Greece / Commission)

Advantage from High Entry Prices: Can It Be That Both the Commission and the General Court Have Misunderstood Simple Economics?* Main points Price regulation can constitute State aid if the state forgoes potential revenue. However, for price regulation to constitute State aid it must satisfy all of the criteria in Article 107(1). Price regulation that affects all competitors proportionately does not confer an advantage and therefore does not constitute State aid. Introduction On 11 September 2014, the General Court, in case T‑425/11, Greece v Commission, sided with Greece and annulled Commission Decision 2011/716. [1] Greece had appealed against that Decision in which the Commission found that certain casinos had received aid that was incompatible with the internal market. Until 1994

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU General Court and the European Commission focus on relative prices instead of absolute prices in assessing if price regulation of casinos entry tickets can be a State aid (Greece / Commission), 11 September 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2014, Art. N° 69392

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