CASE COMMENT: STATE AIDS - NOTION OF STATE AID

Notion of state aid: The CFI takes account of the nature and scheme of the general system on charging in the context of electricity (Sniace)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CFI, 14 April 2005, Sniace SA v Commission, Case T-141/03. Sniace had brought an action for annulment of a Commission decision unconditionally authorising aid in the form of a loan granted to it by Caja Cantabria. SNIACE took the view that the loan in question did not constitute aid and that this classification was such as to affect its legal position in a concrete and effective manner. In particular, Sniace took the view that the classification as State aid meant that it ran the risk that its competitors would bring an action before the national

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Alain Alexis, Notion of state aid: The CFI takes account of the nature and scheme of the general system on charging in the context of electricity (Sniace), 14 April 2005, Concurrences N° 3-2005, Art. N° 1048, pp. 110-111

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