ALERTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION - INCOMPATIBLE AID – EXISTING AID

Environmental protection: The General Court of the European Union confirms the existence of aid measures consisting in the assumption by the State of costs relating to environmental protection which are borne in whole or in part by a mining company (Iberpotash)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 16 January 2020, the Court of First Instance of the European Union delivered a judgment in Case T-257/18 (Iberpotash, SA v. European Commission).. At the end of this judgment, the Court of First Instance dismisses in all respects the action brought by the beneficiary of State aid implemented by Spain, and incidentally a subsidiary of the largest fertiliser producer in the world, against the decision of 31 August 2017.The Commission had found that the applicant had benefited from two aid measures at issue which were incompatible with the internal market. In this case, the applicant had obtained an environmental permit to mine potash at a mine

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Alain Ronzano, Environmental protection: The General Court of the European Union confirms the existence of aid measures consisting in the assumption by the State of costs relating to environmental protection which are borne in whole or in part by a mining company (Iberpotash), 16 January 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 93014, www.concurrences.com

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