ALERTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - DENMARK - POSTAL SERVICES - UNIVERSAL SERVICE - FORMAL INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE - ANNULMENT - COMPENSATION

Annulment: The General Court of the European Union partially annuls the European Commission’s decision approving the compensation granted by Denmark to the Danish postal operator for its universal service obligation (ITD, Danske Fragtmænd)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 5 May 2021, the General Court of the European Union delivered a judgment in State aid case T-561/18 (ITD and Danske Fragtmænd v European Commission). In it, it partially annulled the decision of 28 May 2018 in which the Commission concluded that the compensation granted by Denmark to Post Danmark for the fulfilment of its public service mission between 2017 and 2019 was in line with the EU State aid rules, insofar as that compensation would not exceed the net cost of the public service mission, so that there would be no overcompensation The Court criticises the Commission for having considered, at the end of the preliminary examination phase, that the

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Alain Ronzano, Annulment: The General Court of the European Union partially annuls the European Commission’s decision approving the compensation granted by Denmark to the Danish postal operator for its universal service obligation (ITD, Danske Fragtmænd), 5 May 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100724, www.concurrences.com

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