CASE COMMENTS : STATE AIDS – PUBLIC STATEMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT – NOTION OF STATE AID – STATE RESOURCES

Public statements of the government: The Court of Justice annuls the General Court of UE’s judgment in the case of the public statements in favour of an undertaking in financial difficulty and confirms that the measures conferred an advantage to the undertaking through State resources (Bouygues and Bouygues Télécom, French Republic)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CJEU, 19 March 2013, Bouygues and Bouygues Télécom v. European Commission, and Commission v. French Republic, Joined Cases C-399/10P and C-401/10P. The effectiveness of some of the Court's judgments reflects the irrefutable nature of certain rules. This judgment of the Court is proof of this. In the space of a few dozen recitals, the Court of Justice has set aside the judgment of the Court of First Instance, which, in a lengthy development, had itself sanctioned the Commission's decision classifying as State aid the declarations of support by the French Minister for Economic Affairs, Finance and Industry, followed by a shareholder's offer of an advance

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Jacques Derenne, Public statements of the government: The Court of Justice annuls the General Court of UE’s judgment in the case of the public statements in favour of an undertaking in financial difficulty and confirms that the measures conferred an advantage to the undertaking through State resources (Bouygues and Bouygues Télécom, French Republic), 19 March 2013, Concurrences N° 2-2013, Art. N° 52079, p. 129

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