CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - SIEG - POSTAL SECTOR - UNIVERSAL SERVICE

SGEI: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms the compatibility with the internal market of a universal public service obligation compensation granted to a post office, although there was no call for tender (Inpost Paczkomaty)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The judgment of the Court of 17 December 2020 clarifies the interpretation of several provisions of the 2011 Framework applicable to aid in the form of public service compensation and confirms the wide margin of manoeuvre available to Member States in this area, even in the presence of a harmonisation directive such as the Postal Directive (Directive 97/67/EC), which governs, inter alia, the financing of universal postal services. It essentially confirms the analysis which the Court of First Instance had followed at first instance (TEU, 19 March 2019, Joined Cases T-282/16 and T-283/16, Concurrences No 2/2019.). The case concerned state aid granted to

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Bruno Stromsky, SGEI: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms the compatibility with the internal market of a universal public service obligation compensation granted to a post office, although there was no call for tender (Inpost Paczkomaty), 17 December 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 99200, pp. 170-171

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