*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By judgment of 22 October 2008, the Court of First Instance of the European Communities has censured the Commission's decision of 19 May 2004 concerning measures taken by Denmark in favour of its public television, TV 2, according to which the Commission had considered that the aid granted between 1995 and 2002 by Denmark to TV2 in the form of royalties and other measures were compatible with the common market, with the exception of an amount of EUR 84 million corresponding to what the Commission considered to be overcompensation, i.e. funding from state resources in excess of costs net of the service of general economic interest (SGEI). The Commission has
ALERTS : STATE AID - COMPATIBLE AID
Compatible aid: The EU Court of First Instance confirms the possibility for a Member State to define the SIEG broadband communication including the diffusion of a general programming but invalidates the Commission’s decision for an inappropriate application of the Altmark conditions (Financement de la télévision publique)
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