*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The dispute which gave rise to the judgments under comment has its origin in the adoption in 2016 by the Land of Lower Saxony of a law on local transport ["regional law"]. One provision of this law requires municipal transport authorities ["AOT"] to guarantee sufficient public transport services to passengers in the context of their vocational training and to grant them a reduction of at least 25% on the fare of season tickets. Under that provision, the AOTs receive an annual allocation from the Land in respect of that obligation and are required to pay adequate compensation to the transport undertakings for the services they provide in that connection. It
CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - ADVANTAGE - PUBLIC SERVICE OBLIGATION
Advantage: The General Court of the European Union dismisses the actions brought against the decision of the European Commission not to raise objections to a State measure in favour of the transport of travellers in vocational training (GVN, Hermann Albers)
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