CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS – OPERATING OR INVESTMENT GRANTS

Compatible aid: The General Court of the European Union confirms the Commission’s decision declaring, after a preliminary examination, that the subsidies granted by the Czech Republic in favour of non-profit organizations, for the construction, operation, maintenance, reconstruction or development of sports facilities are, insofar as they constitute a State aid, compatible with the internal market under Article 107(3) (c) TFEU (Hamr-Sport)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Does European state aid law preclude the granting of subsidies to associations for the creation and management of sports facilities? That is, in essence, the question which the Commission and the Court of First Instance have been called upon to answer in turn. Background In 2011, Hamr-Sport, a Czech company active in the field of sport, lodged a complaint with the Commission. It claimed that the granting of subsidies by the Czech authorities to non-profit organisations for the operation, maintenance, reconstruction or development of sports facilities constituted illegal state aid. The complaint was based on the fact that the Czech authorities grant such

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Raphaël Vuitton, Compatible aid: The General Court of the European Union confirms the Commission’s decision declaring, after a preliminary examination, that the subsidies granted by the Czech Republic in favour of non-profit organizations, for the construction, operation, maintenance, reconstruction or development of sports facilities are, insofar as they constitute a State aid, compatible with the internal market under Article 107(3) (c) TFEU (Hamr-Sport) , 12 May 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80860, pp. 131-133

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