The EU General Court pushes for overcompliance with EU public procurement rules in the provision of public services (Zweckverband)

The GC pushes for overcompliance with EU public procurement rules in the provision of public services (T-309/12)* In its Judgment in Zweckverband Tierkörperbeseitigung v Commission, T-309/12, EU:T:2014:676, the GC has assessed the compatibility with EU State aid rules of a system of financial support to the maintenance of reserve animal disposal capacity in the case of epizootic. It is a very long and complicated Judgment and its reading is not easy, as the only available versions are in French and German. However, it is a case that should not go unnoticed. In my view, it raises two very fundamental questions where the position of the GC (and the Commission) is at least highly contentious and it will be good to see if a further appeal to the CJEU opens a door to some clarification in

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Albert Sánchez Graells, The EU General Court pushes for overcompliance with EU public procurement rules in the provision of public services (Zweckverband), 16 July 2014, e-Competitions SGEI and competition law, Art. N° 68854

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