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Notification: Advocate General Tanchev calls on the Court of Justice of the European Union to hold that a national measure providing for the payment of compensation to farmers for the slaughter of sick animals on the basis of a previously adopted law constitutes new aid, which, however, after verification by the national court, may qualify for exemption from notification or even constitute de minimis aid (Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Catania)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 17 December 2020, Advocate General Evgeni Tanchev presented his conclusions. in State aid Case C-128/19 (Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Catania v Assessorato della Salute della Regione Siciliana): reference for a preliminary ruling from the Italian Court of Cassation. The dispute in the main proceedings has its origin in a legislative measure adopted in 1989 by the Region of Sicily which provided for the payment of compensation to owners of animals slaughtered because they were suffering from certain diseases. AU, a Sicilian farmer, brought an action before the national courts for payment of that compensation on the basis of a law adopted by the

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Alain Ronzano, Notification: Advocate General Tanchev calls on the Court of Justice of the European Union to hold that a national measure providing for the payment of compensation to farmers for the slaughter of sick animals on the basis of a previously adopted law constitutes new aid, which, however, after verification by the national court, may qualify for exemption from notification or even constitute de minimis aid (Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Catania), 17 December 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 98463, www.concurrences.com

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