CASE COMMENT: STATE AIDS - NOTION OF ADVANTAGE

Notion of advantage: The CFI holds that an aid granted to service stations which had the effect of releasing companies from their obligations to bear the costs of discounts is an advantage (Kuwait Petroleum)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CFI, 31 May 2006, Kuwait Petroleum v. Commission, case. T-354/99 The Dutch petrol station case is one of those cases of limited economic importance, but which nevertheless give rise to unexpected contentious developments. The origin of this case was a Dutch law granting temporary aid to service stations located near the German border to compensate for the competitive disadvantages suffered by these stations as a result of the increase in excise duty rates on fuel in the Netherlands. In its decision, the Commission had considered that this aid constituted de minimis aid in the case of both owner-operated and lessee-operated

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Alain Alexis, Notion of advantage: The CFI holds that an aid granted to service stations which had the effect of releasing companies from their obligations to bear the costs of discounts is an advantage (Kuwait Petroleum), 31 May 2006, Concurrences N° 3-2006, Art. N° 1694, pp. 131

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