CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – COURT OF JUSTICE – CONCEPT OF STATE AID – GUARANTEE

Serious difficulties: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms the General Court of the European Union’s judgment by which the latter partially annulled a European Commission’s decision for an erroneous calculation method of the aid element of the litigious guarantees (Land Hessen / Pollmeier Massivholz)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Pollmeier Massivholz is a German company that operates several sawmills near the border of the state of Hesse. Background to the case In 2007, the Commission received a complaint from Pollmeier Massivholz alleging unlawful aid to support the establishment of a new sawmill in the Land of Hessen. The German authorities notified a regional investment grant of a total amount of EUR 4 500 000 from the Land of Hessen on the basis of an existing aid scheme and two state guarantees granted under the Land guidelines on guarantees in the industrial sector. On 21 October 2008, the Commission decided that the measures mentioned constituted existing aid in the first

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

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Jacques Derenne, Ciara Barbu-O'Connor, Serious difficulties: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms the General Court of the European Union’s judgment by which the latter partially annulled a European Commission’s decision for an erroneous calculation method of the aid element of the litigious guarantees (Land Hessen / Pollmeier Massivholz), 12 October 2016, Concurrences N° 1-2017, Art. N° 83420, pp. 144-145

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