CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – EUROPEAN UNION – PREFERENTIAL TARIFF SCHEME FOR ELECTRICITY – NEGATIVE DECISION

Preferential tariff scheme: The Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses an appeal against a judgment of the General Court of the European Union which dismissed an application for the annulment of a Commission’s decision declaring unlawful and incompatible a preferential tariff scheme for electricity in favor of intensive energy consumers (aluminum production) (Portovesme)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. We have commented on the three judgments of the Court of First Instance of 16 October 2014, one of which is being undertaken in the context of the appeal giving rise to this judgment of the Court of 1 February 2017 (see Concurrenceson Trib. EU, 16 October 2014, Alcoa Trasformazioni v. Commission, Case T-177/10 ; Portovesme v. Commission, Case T-291/11 ; Eurallumina v. Commission, Case T-308/11). The Court dismisses the appeal in its entirety. Its judgment is of little general interest since it is so concerned to reject multiple pleas in law extending certain well-established limits to the extreme. A few brief comments will suffice. Background reminder An

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Jacques Derenne, Preferential tariff scheme: The Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses an appeal against a judgment of the General Court of the European Union which dismissed an application for the annulment of a Commission’s decision declaring unlawful and incompatible a preferential tariff scheme for electricity in favor of intensive energy consumers (aluminum production) (Portovesme), 1 February 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83850, pp. 136-137

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