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Illegal aid: The Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses 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, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 30 June 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the Belgian system of financing encephalopathy tests for the mad cow disease crisis was selective and therefore constituted illegal state aid. dismissed the appeal brought by the Kingdom of Belgium challenging the selective nature of the Belgian system for financing tests for the detection of encephalopathies in connection with the mad cow disease crisis and, consequently, the existence of unlawful State aid. 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

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Alain Ronzano, Illegal aid: The Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses 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), 30 June 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 81113, www.concurrences.com

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