CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – AGRICULTURE SECTOR – NATURAL CALAMITY (NO) – DROUGHT – EFFECT ON TRADE – EXCESSIVE LENGTH OF THE PROCEDURE

Agriculture sector: The General Court states the interpretation of the guidelines for State aid in the agriculture sector (Eridania Sadam/Commission)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. UECG, 20 October 2011, Eridania Sadam v. Commission, Case T-579/08 Interpretation of the Guidelines for State aid in the agriculture sector This case enables the Court of First Instance to clarify the meaning of certain provisions of the Guidelines for State aid in the agriculture sector (OJ 2000 C-28/2) in relation to the action for annulment of Commission Decision No 2009/704 on the State aid which Italy is planning to implement for the Villasor sugar refinery and which concerns a subsidy from the Region of Sardinia to compensate for losses due to excessive drought in that region. Point 11.3 of the guidelines in question provides that farmers' losses

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Jean-Yves Chérot, Agriculture sector: The General Court states the interpretation of the guidelines for State aid in the agriculture sector (Eridania Sadam/Commission), 16 February 2012, Concurrences N° 1-2012, Art. N° 42241, p. 171

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