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Concept of State aid: The General Court of the European Union insists on the fact that the German mechanism supporting renewable electricity from 2012 is substantially different from the mechanism approved by the ECJ in the PreussenElektra case and approves the Commission’s ruling that the EEG 2012 involved state resources and therefore state aids (République Fédérale d’Allemagne)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 10 May 2016, the General Court of the European Union delivered a judgment in State aid case T-47/15 (Germany v Commission).The European Commission has also presented a report on the mechanism set up by German law to support the production of renewable energies, especially wind and solar energy. It will be remembered that the mechanism introduced in 1990 by the previous German law had been the subject of a preliminary question. In its PreussenElektra judgment of 13 March 2001The Court of Justice had ruled out the existence of State aid, considering that "legislation of a Member State which, on the one hand, obliges private electricity supply

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Alain Ronzano, Concept of State aid: The General Court of the European Union insists on the fact that the German mechanism supporting renewable electricity from 2012 is substantially different from the mechanism approved by the ECJ in the PreussenElektra case and approves the Commission’s ruling that the EEG 2012 involved state resources and therefore state aids (République Fédérale d’Allemagne), 10 May 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 81090, www.concurrences.com

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