CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – GCEU – FAVOURABLE TARIFF FOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES – EXISTING AID – ADVANTAGE

Advantage: The General Court of the European Union confirms that the prolongation of a contract granting a favourable tariff for electricity supplies to an undertaking by a judge granting interim measures constitutes new aid (Alouminion tis Ellados)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 26 October 2016, the Court of Justice annulled a judgment of the Court of First Instance (Trib. EU, Alouminion, Case T-542/11, see Concurrences n° 4/2014) and referred the case back to the latter (CJEU, DEI v. Alouminion, case C-590/14 P, see Concurrences n° 1-2017). Background information In essence, DEI, the Greek public electricity company, had decided to terminate a contract approved by legislative decree, which granted AtE, an aluminium producer, a preferential electricity supply tariff. However, the Greek court hearing the application for interim measures, before which AtE brought proceedings, had decided to extend that preferential tariff

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Bruno Stromsky, Advantage: The General Court of the European Union confirms that the prolongation of a contract granting a favourable tariff for electricity supplies to an undertaking by a judge granting interim measures constitutes new aid (Alouminion tis Ellados), 13 March 2018, Concurrences N° 2-2018, Art. N° 86951, pp. 151-152

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