Annulment: The General Court of the European Union partially annuls a decision of the European Commission, considering that several consecutive measures of support to a company must in this case be analyzed separately, so that they do not all constitute State aid (Oltchim)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In order to escape the aid discipline, Member States sometimes try to split up their interventions in favour of companies in difficulty. In this way, each intervention, considered in isolation, no longer meets the criteria for being classified as State aid. In the Oltchim case, while the Commission had analyzed together several interventions by Romania in favor of a petrochemical company in difficulty, the Court of First Instance considers on the contrary that these interventions must be analyzed separately and that two of the three interventions examined do not constitute state aid. The case law on this grouped or separate analysis of the measures is of

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Bruno Stromsky, Annulment: The General Court of the European Union partially annuls a decision of the European Commission, considering that several consecutive measures of support to a company must in this case be analyzed separately, so that they do not all constitute State aid (Oltchim), 15 December 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2022, Art. N° 105702, pp. 154-157

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