The EU General Court provides further guidance with regard to the concept of State aid in the context of fiscal measures favouring port authorities (Port autonome du Centre / Port de Bruxelles / Havenbedrijf Antwerpen)

On 20 September 2019, the General Court delivered three judgments (Cases T-673/17, Port autonome du Centre and de l’Ouest and Others v. Commission, T-674/17, Le Port de Bruxelles and Région de Bruxelles-Capitale v. Commission, T-696/17, Havenbedrijf Antwerpen and Maatschappij van de Brugse Zeehaven v. Commission). The underlying decisions of the European Commission (the “Commission”) concern a State aid scheme regarding ports taxation in Belgium. The Belgian Income Tax Code exempted a number of Belgian ports from the scope of application of the corporate tax. These port authorities were instead subject to the tax on legal

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Markus Wellinger, The EU General Court provides further guidance with regard to the concept of State aid in the context of fiscal measures favouring port authorities (Port autonome du Centre / Port de Bruxelles / Havenbedrijf Antwerpen), 20 September 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2019, Art. N° 91928

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