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Existing aid: The General Court of the European Union considers that the European Commission did not encounter serious difficulties which should have led it to initiate the formal investigation procedure provided for in Article 108(2) TFEU in the case of the Independent Wind Farmers’ Lobby in Ireland (Irish Wind Farmers)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 7 July 2021, the General Court of the European Union delivered its judgment in case T-680/19 (Irish Wind Farmers' Association Clg and Others v Commission). In it, the Court dismissed the appeal brought by the Independent Wind Farm Operators' Lobby in Ireland against the decision of 9 July 2019 in which the Commission found that the contested measure did not involve a selective advantage and therefore did not constitute State aid within the meaning of Article 107(1) TFEU. In its complaint, the Irish Wind Farmers' Association (IWFA) criticised the methods of calculating business property tax in Ireland. In essence, the lobby argued that the calculation

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Alain Ronzano, Existing aid: The General Court of the European Union considers that the European Commission did not encounter serious difficulties which should have led it to initiate the formal investigation procedure provided for in Article 108(2) TFEU in the case of the Independent Wind Farmers’ Lobby in Ireland (Irish Wind Farmers), 7 July 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 101457, www.concurrences.com

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