ALERTS: STATE AID - GERMANY - UNIVERSAL SERVICE - EXISTING AID - FORMAL INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE – DEFECTIVE STATEMENT OF THE REASONS - SUBSIDIES

Existing aid: The General Court of the European Union annuls, for defective statement of the reasons, a decision to extend a formal investigation procedure for aid granted to the German incumbent postal operator (Deutsche Post)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 10 April 2019, the Court of First Instance of the Union delivered a new judgment in the drawer case of State aid granted to Deutsche Post in connection with the opening up of the German postal market in the 1990s. The aid at issue included the subsidies paid by the German authorities to the applicant to cover the cost of pensions for employees with the status of officials. While the issue of pension subsidies was raised from the outset in the decision of 17 August 1999 to initiate the formal investigation procedure, it was only really addressed by the Commission in a decision dated 10 May 2011, which aimed to extend the original formal investigation

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Alain Ronzano, Existing aid: The General Court of the European Union annuls, for defective statement of the reasons, a decision to extend a formal investigation procedure for aid granted to the German incumbent postal operator (Deutsche Post), 10 April 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 90089, www.concurrences.com

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