State aid annulment: The CFI states that the Commission should not have opened the formal investigation procedure provided in article 88.2 EC, in the case of the subsidy granted to the French public television in order to compensate the gradual decline of the advertising revenue induced by the government (France Télévisions)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. JURISPRUDENCE STATE ASSISTANCE: The The Court of First Instance considers that the Commission did not have to initiate the formal procedure the examination provided for in Article 88(2) EC in the case of the subsidy granted to France Télévisions to compensate for the decrease in the number of of advertising revenue decided by the public authorities but annuls the Commission's decision declaring compatible a French grant to a German papermaker, who considered that it could not be to dispense with the initiation of the formal investigation procedure solely on the grounds that the aid did not exceed the thresholds laid down in paragraph 68 of the guidelines.

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