CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS - ELECTRICITY — PREFERENTIAL TARIFF – ADVANTAGE

Preferential tariff : The General Court of the European Union confirms the decisions adopted by the Commission declaring incompatible with the internal market aid granted in favour of metal producers in the form of preferential electricity tariffs (Alcoa, Portovesme, Eurallumina)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. EU, 16 October 2014, Alcoa Trasformazioni v Commission, Case T-177/10 Portovesme v Commission, Case T-291/11. Eurallumina v Commission, Case T-308/11 A decree of February 2004 allowed new undertakings (the subject of Cases T-291/11 Portovesme and T-308/11 Eurallumina) to benefit from a preferential energy supply tariff for the production and processing of aluminium into lead, silver and zinc in island territories. A preferential tariff scheme had already been granted to Alumix (now Alcoa Trasformazioini) by a 1995 decree approved by the Commission (Alumix Decision). In substance, this scheme allowed the beneficiary companies to receive payments

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  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Brussels)
  • Hogan Lovells (Brussels)

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Jacques Derenne, David Dauchez, Preferential tariff : The General Court of the European Union confirms the decisions adopted by the Commission declaring incompatible with the internal market aid granted in favour of metal producers in the form of preferential electricity tariffs (Alcoa, Portovesme, Eurallumina), 16 October 2014, Concurrences N° 1-2015, Art. N° 71357, pp. 155-156

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