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Illegal aid: Advocate General Michal Bobek invites the Court of Justice to dismiss the appeal by the Kingdom of Belgium contesting the selective nature of the system of financing the costs of screening tests for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in bovine animals (Kingdom of Belgium)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 21 April 2016, Advocate General Michal Bobek delivered his Opinion http://curia.europa.eu/juris/docume... in Case C-270/15 (Kingdom of Belgium v Commission of the European Communities). In order to curb the mad cow disease crisis, in the early 2000s Europe made testing for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) compulsory. The Kingdom of Belgium, for its part, decided to support the beef industry by bearing the cost of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) testing. Following a complaint concerning the Belgian scheme, the Commission initiated a procedure in which it considered that the Belgian system for financing compulsory BSE testing

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Alain Ronzano, Illegal aid: Advocate General Michal Bobek invites the Court of Justice to dismiss the appeal by the Kingdom of Belgium contesting the selective nature of the system of financing the costs of screening tests for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in bovine animals (Kingdom of Belgium), 21 April 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 81105, www.concurrences.com

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