ALERTS: STATE AID – EUROPEAN UNION – FORMAL INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE – ANNULMENT – COMPATIBILITY

Compatibility : The General Court considers, in a Dutch aid case concerning the subsidised acquisition of natural areas, that the Commission should have initiated the formal investigation procedure and annuls the decision concluding that the measure is compatible (Vereniging Gelijkberechtiging Grondbezitters / Commission)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 15 October 2018, the General Court of the European Union delivered a judgment in State aid case T-79/16 (Vereniging Gelijkberechtiging Grondbezitters and Others v Commission).. It seeks annulment of the Commission's decision of 2 September 2015.The Commission concluded that State aid was unlawful but compatible with the internal market and therefore implicitly refused to open the formal investigation procedure under Article 108(2) TFEU. The Court of First Instance, which holds that at least one of the applicants has demonstrated its status as an interested party within the meaning of Article 108(2) TFEU and Article 1(h) of Regulation No 659/1999 (pt.

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Alain Ronzano, Compatibility : The General Court considers, in a Dutch aid case concerning the subsidised acquisition of natural areas, that the Commission should have initiated the formal investigation procedure and annuls the decision concluding that the measure is compatible (Vereniging Gelijkberechtiging Grondbezitters / Commission), 15 October 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 88437, www.concurrences.com

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