CASE COMENT: STATE AID - PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE - DEFINITION AND FINANCING - OBLIGATION TO STATE THE REASONS ON WHICH THE DECISION IS BASED - OBLIGATION TO EXAMINE

Public broadcasting service: The CFI highlights member State’s freedom to define the services of general economic interest in the field of broacasting (TV2/Danmark)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CFI, 22 October 2008, TV2/Danmark v. Commission, case T-309/04 The Commission recognised the tasks entrusted by Denmark to the public broadcaster TV2 as a service of general economic interest, but considered that the public financing of these tasks involved a lack of transparency and overcompensation and, while considering that the aid granted by Denmark in the form of licence fees is compatible with the common market in accordance with Article 86(2) EC, it decided that this was true with the exception of an amount of DKK 628 million, which it requested to be

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Jean-Yves Chérot, Public broadcasting service: The CFI highlights member State’s freedom to define the services of general economic interest in the field of broacasting (TV2/Danmark), 22 October 2008, Concurrences N° 1-2009, Art. N° 23589, p. 154

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