The EU Commission issues a State aid decision concerning compensation given to a shipping company for the provision of services of a general economic interest, and orders the immediate and effective recovery of the illicit aid (SNCM)

Introduction The decision in discussion was issued by the European Commission on 2 May 2013 and established that the public service delegation contract for passenger shipping services between Marseille and Corsica did not satisfy the four cumulative conditions set out in Altmark [1]. The Commission found that the criteria for finding the existence of a state measure in accordance with Article 107 TFEU were fulfilled. The assessment of the state aid measure led to the conclusion that the PSOs in question were not clearly defined and the efficiency criterion was not verifiable. An non-notified aid falling within the scope of the prohibition in Article 107(1) TFEU that fails to comply with the standstill obligation in Article 108(3) TFEU must be deemed illegal. The imposition of SGEI

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Emanuela Matei, The EU Commission issues a State aid decision concerning compensation given to a shipping company for the provision of services of a general economic interest, and orders the immediate and effective recovery of the illicit aid (SNCM), 2 May 2013, e-Competitions Transport (maritime), Art. N° 56400

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