ALERT: STATE AID - INCOMPATIBLE AID - PUBLIC SERVICE – RECOVERY

Services of general economic interest: The General Court of the European Union requires Member States to show that there is a real need for public service, resulting from the absence of any private initiative, and confirms the obligation for France to recover an aid to a former maritime company (SNCM)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. It cannot be said enough about the contribution that maritime cabotage has made to the construction of the competition rules... It is true in the field of abuse of a dominant position - we are thinking here of the saga of the Vendee launches - and it is just as true in the field of State aid, as confirmed by the two judgments handed down on 1 March 2017 by the Court of First Instance of the European Union in the case of public service compensation granted to SNCM and CMN for maritime services to Corsica from the port of Marseilles. These are Cases T-366/13 (France v. European Commission) and T-454/13 (SNCM v. European Commission). In addition to the

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Alain Ronzano, Services of general economic interest: The General Court of the European Union requires Member States to show that there is a real need for public service, resulting from the absence of any private initiative, and confirms the obligation for France to recover an aid to a former maritime company (SNCM), 1 March 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 84098, www.concurrences.com

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