CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – GCEU – NATURAL DISASTER – TAX ADVANTAGE – RECOVERY – EQUALITY OF TREATMENT

Natural disaster: The General Court of the European Union rules that the European Commission rightly prohibited the payment of incompatible State aids to beneficiaries who could not provide evidence of a damage caused by a natural disaster, due to the delay elapsed since that event (Centro Clinico e Diagnostica G.B. Morgagni)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Italy has a habit of granting tax aid to firms located in regions which have suffered natural disasters long after the event, without such aid corresponding to the amount of damage suffered as a result of the disaster. For example, following an earthquake which struck eastern Sicily in 1990, the Italian authorities in turn suspended, staggered and limited the payment of taxes and social security contributions to firms located in the area affected by the earthquake in the 1990s and especially in the 2000s. The arrangements have been amended several times. While by combining these possibilities of suspension and deferring their tax payments as much as

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Bruno Stromsky, Natural disaster: The General Court of the European Union rules that the European Commission rightly prohibited the payment of incompatible State aids to beneficiaries who could not provide evidence of a damage caused by a natural disaster, due to the delay elapsed since that event (Centro Clinico e Diagnostica G.B. Morgagni), 26 January 2018, Concurrences N° 2-2018, Art. N° 86948, pp. 145-146

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