CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - TEMPORARY FRAMEWORK - COVID-19

COVID-19 : The General Court of the European Union dismisses for the first time two actions for annulment of decisions of the European Commission approving aid schemes in favour of airlines under Article 107(2)(b) and (3)(b) TFEU respectively (Ryanair)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 450 "no objections" decisions (decisions in preliminary examination phase) have been adopted by the Commission to approve aid schemes and individual aid notified by Member States (see, in particular, Jacques Derenne, Catalina Chilaru, Covid-19: The European Commission adopts a new temporary State aid framework for the Covid-19 pandemic implementing a flexible approach to approve emergency aid granted by Member States to companies affected by the pandemic, 13 March 2020, Concurrences no. 2-2020, pp. 128-143). Background The two annotated judgments examine two decisions taken under two different legal

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  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Brussels)
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Brussels)
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Brussels)

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Jacques Derenne, Ciara Barbu-O'Connor, Richard Masquelier, COVID-19 : The General Court of the European Union dismisses for the first time two actions for annulment of decisions of the European Commission approving aid schemes in favour of airlines under Article 107(2)(b) and (3)(b) TFEU respectively (Ryanair), 17 February 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100558, pp. 139-142

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