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Aid schemes: The General Court of the European Union rules that the European Commission is not obliged to carry out a refined economic analysis to establish the compatibility with the internal market of an aid scheme for amateur climbing centres (Magic Mountain Kletterhallen)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Magic Mountain Kletterhallen judgment illustrates rather well the wide margin of appreciation available to the Commission when it has to decide on the compatibility of an aid scheme causing only minor distortions of competition in the absence of guidelines, particularly in the amateur sport sector. It also shows the limits of the finer economic analysis that has been introduced in many sectors in the course of successive operations to modernise the rules on aid. Deutscher Alpenverein eV ("DAV") is a non-profit association. It is the largest mountain sports association in the world with 892,000 members. Each of its sections has a separate

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Bruno Stromsky, Aid schemes: The General Court of the European Union rules that the European Commission is not obliged to carry out a refined economic analysis to establish the compatibility with the internal market of an aid scheme for amateur climbing centres (Magic Mountain Kletterhallen) , 9 June 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80862, pp. 135-137

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