CASE COMMENTS: PUBLIC ACTIONS – ECONOMIC ACTIVITY – MONOPOLY

Public body: The Court of Justice of the European Union condemns a law establishing a monopoly in favor of public bodies (Commission / Hongrie)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In 2011, Hungary adopted new regulations on meal, leisure and holiday vouchers. Taking the view that those rules establish a monopoly for the benefit of a body in breach of Union law, the European Commission brought an action for failure to fulfil obligations. The legislation at issue confers on a public utility foundation (FNHV) a monopoly on the issue of vouchers which enable employees of an undertaking to obtain benefits in kind in the form of meals ready for consumption ('Erzsébet vouchers'). The Commission contests "the monopoly situation thus created on the market for the issue

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  • University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas

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Francesco Martucci, Public body: The Court of Justice of the European Union condemns a law establishing a monopoly in favor of public bodies (Commission / Hongrie), 23 February 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79116, pp. 206-207

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