CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID – EUROPEAN UNION – POSTAL SECTOR – UNIVERSAL SERVICE – COMPENSATION FOR A SERVICE OF GENERAL ECONOMIC INTEREST

Universal service: The General Court of the European Union confirms the compatibility with the internal market of a universal public service compensation granted to the Polish Post, although there was no call for tender (Inpost Paczkomaty)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Polish Post has been granted compensation by the State for the net cost of fulfilling its universal postal service obligations for the period between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2015. The Commission declared this state aid compatible with the internal market following a preliminary investigation procedure. Some of the competitors of the Polish Post Office, which are obliged to contribute to the compensation fund financing this aid, have filed actions for annulment of this decision. The judgment of the Court of First Instance clarifies how several provisions of the 2011 Framework applicable to aid in the form of a public service are to be interpreted

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Bruno Stromsky, Universal service: The General Court of the European Union confirms the compatibility with the internal market of a universal public service compensation granted to the Polish Post, although there was no call for tender (Inpost Paczkomaty), 19 March 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 90453, pp. 140-142

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