CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID – GUIDELINES FOR AID IN THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR – NO NORMAL MARKET OUTLETS – INCOMPATIBILITY – MALT MARKET

Aid in the agriculture sector: The Court of Justice confirms that the Commission is obliged to hold that a measure is incompatible with the common market, when it comes within the scope of the guidelines it has issued and does not respect one of its conditions (Holland Malt)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Netherlands granted investment aid to Holland Malt for the construction of a new malting plant which would have improved the quality of the beneficiary's products and increased its production capacity. In deciding on the compatibility of the aid with the common market, the Commission recognised the importance of the aid in the context of regional development, but also noted the existence of overcapacity on the world and Community malt markets and the absence of evidence of normal market outlets for malt. However, point 4.2.5 of the Community guidelines for State aid in the agriculture sector adopted by the Commission in 2000 states that 'no aid may be

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Bruno Stromsky, Aid in the agriculture sector: The Court of Justice confirms that the Commission is obliged to hold that a measure is incompatible with the common market, when it comes within the scope of the guidelines it has issued and does not respect one of its conditions (Holland Malt), 2 December 2010, Concurrences N° 1-2011, Art. N° 34207, pp. 156-157

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