CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS - NEW AID - CONDITIONAL DECISION

New aid : The General Court of the European Union considers that the Commission could not find new aid in relation to an aid scheme initially declared compatible subject to conditions which were not respected by the Member State (Italy/Commission)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Between 1995 and 2002, Italian producers exceeded the milk quotas allocated to them. They should therefore have paid additional levies to the European Union. However, Italy has asked the Council to authorise the introduction of an aid scheme for these producers to enable them to pay these levies. Italy turned to the Council and not to the Commission because it could not expect the Commission to authorise aid that would jeopardise the operation of the milk quota system. In 2003, the Council authorised an aid scheme allowing Italy to initially replace milk producers in paying the levies, on condition, in particular, that those producers then repay the amount

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Bruno Stromsky, New aid : The General Court of the European Union considers that the Commission could not find new aid in relation to an aid scheme initially declared compatible subject to conditions which were not respected by the Member State (Italy/Commission), 24 June 2015, Concurrences N° 3-2015, Art. N° 75097, pp. 140-142

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