CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - FRANCE - DECLARATION OF INVALIDITY - RECOVERY

Recovery: The French Supreme Administrative Court draws the conclusions of a declaration of invalidity by the Court of Justice of the European Union of a decision of incompatibility (Compagnie des pêches de Saint-Malo)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In five rulings dated 30 December 2020, the French Council of State signed the epilogue to the saga of aid to fishermen hit by the Erika disaster and the 1999 storm. It rejected the appeal lodged by the Minister of Agriculture against a decision of the Administrative Court of Appeal annulling a collection order issued against companies. At issue in this case was the reduction in wage contributions granted by France to fishermen for the period from 15 April to 15 October 2000. While the solution adopted is logical, the case shows the jurisdictional imbroglio that private enforcement in State aid law can lead to. The

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  • University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas

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Francesco Martucci, Recovery: The French Supreme Administrative Court draws the conclusions of a declaration of invalidity by the Court of Justice of the European Union of a decision of incompatibility (Compagnie des pêches de Saint-Malo), 30 December 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100563, pp. 144-145

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