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

SGEI: The General Court of the European Union upholds a decision of the European Commission taken without opening the formal investigation procedure, about a compensation for the discharge of the postal universal service obligation, although this decision was taken after long and complicated exchanges between the European Commission and the Member State (První novinová společnost)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This case concerns the compatibility under Article 106(2) TFEU of compensation granted by the State to Czech Post for the fulfilment of a universal service obligation for the period 2013-2017. The Court of First Instance validates a first phase decision taken in February 2018, declaring the aid compatible, following a long and complex procedure, punctuated by numerous twists and turns, which began with the notification in July 2015 of a project of aid in the form of a direct grant for the years 2015 to 2017. A complex negotiation Initially, the Commission encountered difficulties in carrying out its analysis, in particular with regard to the compensation

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  • European Commission - Legal Service (Brussels)

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Bruno Stromsky, SGEI: The General Court of the European Union upholds a decision of the European Commission taken without opening the formal investigation procedure, about a compensation for the discharge of the postal universal service obligation, although this decision was taken after long and complicated exchanges between the European Commission and the Member State (První novinová společnost), 15 October 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 99203, pp. 176-178

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