Restrictions on Sale of Land and Social Housing* Introduction This posting reviews the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in two joined cases: Eric Libert, et al v Gouvernement Flamand, (C-197/11) and All Projects & Developments NV and Others v Vlaamse Regering, (C-203/11) . The judgment which was rendered on 8 May 2013 is important because it addresses several issues concerning public service obligations, their relationship with the fundamental freedoms protected by EU law and the discretion of Member States to define and fund services of general economic interest. The main points of the judgment are as follows: First, any limitation or obstacle on inward or outward movement or establishment of individuals or undertakings is very likely to constitute a
The EU Court of Justice decides that Flemish tax incentives and subsidy mechanisms are liable to be classified as State aid (Eric Libert)
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