ALERTS : STATE AID - NOTION - FISCAL MEASURES ADOPTED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES - SELECTIVE CHARACTER

Selective character: The EU Court of Justice recalls that measures which do not cover the entirety of a Member State are not by themselves considered as state aids, from the moment when the entity which grants those measures enjoys an institutional, procedural and economic autonomy compared to the central state (UGT / Rioja)

En matière d'aides d'État, la Cour de justice des Communautés européennes est venue utilement préciser dans un arrêt également rendu le 11 septembre 2008 dans les affaires jointes C-428/06 à C-434/06 (UGT-RIOJA et autres) en réponse à une demande préjudicielle introduite par le Tribunal Superior de Justicia de la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco (Espagne) les critères permettant d'apprécier le degré d'autonomie institutionnelle, procédurale et économique dont jouit l'entité territoriale qui accorde des mesures d'aides par rapport à l'État central. Au cas d'espèce, la juridiction espagnole demandait à la Cour si

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Alain Ronzano, Selective character: The EU Court of Justice recalls that measures which do not cover the entirety of a Member State are not by themselves considered as state aids, from the moment when the entity which grants those measures enjoys an institutional, procedural and economic autonomy compared to the central state (UGT / Rioja), 11 September 2008, Concurrences Review N° 4-2008, Art. N° 63940, www.concurrences.com

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