CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID – EUROPEAN UNION – AGRICULTURE – INCOMPATIBILITY AND RECOVERY – SCOPE OF APPLICATION

Recovery: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms that a decision of the European Commission concerning an aid scheme named “campaign plans,” implemented by France in the fruit and vegetable sector, covers aids paid to producers of cherries, despite the peculiarities of these aids (Copebi)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Although the cherry season is short, this is not the case for disputes concerning State aid arising from the famous French "contingency plans". Indeed, these are - once again - in the news, thanks to the judgment under commentary concerning the recovery of aid paid to cherry producers. As we know, between 1992 and 2002, the French authorities granted no less than EUR 330 million to fruit and vegetable producers under the contingency plans' in order to facilitate the marketing of their products. That aid was considered by the Commission in its Decision 2009/402/EC of 28 January 2009 (OJ 2009 L 127, p. 11).as being illegal and incompatible with the common

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Raphaël Vuitton, Recovery: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms that a decision of the European Commission concerning an aid scheme named “campaign plans,” implemented by France in the fruit and vegetable sector, covers aids paid to producers of cherries, despite the peculiarities of these aids (Copebi), 13 June 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91598, pp. 126-128

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