*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Maintaining media pluralism and the quality of media content is an essential element for a vibrant democracy and is the subject of public support in most Member States. In view of their objectives, such support is generally viewed favourably by the Commission in the context of its State aid control. This was also the case with the scheme introduced by the Danish authorities. Indeed, wishing to replace its previous aid scheme for the written press, which had been approved by the Commission in 2006, Denmark notified to the Commission in 2013 a draft law in favour of production and innovation in the field of the written press. The bill introduced, inter alia,
CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – GENERAL COURT – RECOVERY – ABSOLUTE IMPOSSIBILITY
Decision not to raise objections: The General Court of the European Union confirms the European Commission’s decision, adopted at the conclusion of the formal investigation procedure, declaring that the Danish State aid scheme in favour of the written press was compatible with the internal market (Søndagsavisen)
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