*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 26 October 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union gave its judgment http://lactu-concurrence.us14.list-... in Case C-590/14 (Dimosia Epicheirisi Ilektrismou AE (DEI) and Others) Recalling that the extension of the period of validity of an existing State aid, even by a national court ruling in summary proceedings, must be regarded as an alteration of that aid and therefore as new aid, the Court of Justice of the European Union censured the Court of First Instance for incorrect classification as existing aid in the case of the preferential electricity tariff granted to a Greek electro-intensive company. It will be remembered that on 8 October
ALERT: STATE AID - EXISTING AID - NEW AID - DURATION OF EXISTING AID - AMENDMENT - NOTIFICATION - COMPATIBLE AID
Distinction between existing aids and new aids: The Court of Justice of the European Union reminds that the amendment of the duration of existing aid must be regarded as new aid and sets aside the judgement of the General Court qualifying the preferential electricity tariff granted by Greece to a major electricity consumer as existing aid (Dimosia Epicheirisi Ilektrismou)
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