*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The judgment of 15 December 2016 definitively validates a decision by which the Commission had in 2008 (following a complaint dating back to 2003) condemned Greece for granting privileged treatment to DEI, a public undertaking which extracts most of the lignite (a form of coal) in Greece and processes it in its power plants. The contested measures consisted in de facto reserving to DEI the exploitation of Greek lignite resources, while denying competing electricity producers access to available, abundant and unexploited lignite resources. The Tribunal had quashed the Commission's decision on the grounds that it had failed to establish in sufficient detail
CASE COMMENTS : UNILATERAL PRACTICES – EUROPEAN UNION – JOINT APPLICATION OF ARTICLE 106 AND 102 TFEU
Relevant Market : The General Court of the European Union puts an end to the story regarding joint application of articles 106 and 102 TFEU to Greek electricity sector (DEI)
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