CASE COMMENT: STATE AIDS - SERVICE OF GENERAL ECONOMIC INTEREST (SGEI)

Services of general economic interest: The CFI approves a State aid regime under Art. 86.2 EC and holds that an invitation to tender does not necessarily need to be issued for a SGEI to exist (Fred Olsen)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. IFC, 15 June 2005, Fred Olsen SA v. Commission, Case T-17/02 The Court of First Instance is hearing in this case an action for annulment brought by SA Olsen against a Commission decision approving State aid as justified by compensation in the context of an SGEI. That 2001 decision predates the Altmark case-law. The applicant, SA Olsen, is a shipping company incorporated under Spanish law which operates shipping lines between the islands of the Canary Islands in competition with Trasmediterránea, another shipping company incorporated under Spanish law. SA Olsen lodged a number of complaints with the Commission relating in particular to the 1978 contract

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Jacques Derenne, Services of general economic interest: The CFI approves a State aid regime under Art. 86.2 EC and holds that an invitation to tender does not necessarily need to be issued for a SGEI to exist (Fred Olsen), 15 June 2005, Concurrences N° 3-2005, Art. N° 1054, pp. 113-115

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