*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – General Court, 21 May 2010, France, France Télécom a.o. v. Commission, joined cases T-425/04, T-444/04, T-450/04 and T-456/04 Public statements, attributable to a State, by which a government announces support for an undertaking, in particular a public undertaking, and which may have the effect of strengthening the confidence of the financial markets and thus enable those undertakings to benefit from an advantage in access to those markets cannot be classified as State aid because they do not, of themselves, involve the use of State resources, at least until certain strict conditions, as defined in that judgment by the Court of First Instance, are
CASE COMMENTS : STATE AID - STATE RESSOURCES - GOVERNMENTAL STATEMENTS
Governmental statements: The General Court holds that governmental statements cannot involved State ressources on account of their open, imprecise and conditional nature, in particular as regards the nature, scope and conditions of possible State intervention (France Télécom)
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