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Purchase agreements of electricity: The Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses an appeal on points of law by confirming the existence of unlawful and incompatible aid as a result of purchase agreements of electricity (Electrabel, Dunamenti Erőmű)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Court dismisses an appeal brought both by Electrabel and by Dunamenti Erőmű against the judgment of 30 April 2014 of the Court of First Instance (Dunamenti Erőmű v Commission, Case C-104/08). T-179/09) which had dismissed Dunamenti Erőmű's action against a Commission decision of June 2008 declaring that power purchase agreements in Hungary constituted unlawful and incompatible aid (a second decision of the same day had been the subject of another judgment of the Court of First Instance of 30 April 2014 dismissing the action but not appealed: Trib. EU, 30 April 2014, Tisza Erőmű v Commission, Case T-468/08, EU :T :2014 :235). Reference is made here to our

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Jacques Derenne, Purchase agreements of electricity: The Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses an appeal on points of law by confirming the existence of unlawful and incompatible aid as a result of purchase agreements of electricity (Electrabel, Dunamenti Erőmű), 1 October 2015, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77907, pp. 152-156

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