CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO PROVIDE A MONEY ORDER SERVICE

Postal money order service: The Court of Justice of the European Union examines whether the grant by a Member State of an exclusive right to pay retirement pensions by money order to an undertaking falls under the scope of Article 107 (1) TFEU (Easy Pay)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In Bulgaria, a decree of 10 March 2000 provides that retirement pensions are paid to their beneficiaries by the National Social Security Institute through the country's banks and the post offices of the national postal operator, Balgarski poshti, whose capital is 100% owned by the Bulgarian State. At the date of adoption of the Decree, only Balgarski poshti was entitled to provide the universal postal service, which included postal transfers. However, as of 3 November 2009, postal transfers were excluded from the universal service. Under those circumstances, Easy Pay AD and Finance Engineering AD, companies licensed by the competent Bulgarian authority to

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Raphaël Vuitton, Postal money order service: The Court of Justice of the European Union examines whether the grant by a Member State of an exclusive right to pay retirement pensions by money order to an undertaking falls under the scope of Article 107 (1) TFEU (Easy Pay), 22 October 2015, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77910, pp. 159-160

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