ALERTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - SLOVAKIA - FINLAND - HEALTHCARE - INSURANCE - NOTION OF UNDERTAKING

Notion of undertaking: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that, in a system of compulsory health insurance, insurance bodies cannot be classified as undertakings and therefore do not fall within the scope of the rules of Union law on State aid, once the presence of competitive elements within that system has a secondary aspect which is not capable of altering its nature (Dôvera zdravotná poist’ovňa)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a judgment delivered on 11 June 2020 in Joined Cases C-262/18 and C-271/18 (Commission v Dôvera zdravotná poistʼovňa), the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union put an end to the Court of First Instance's attempts to relax the application of the concept of undertaking within the meaning of competition law to a health insurance body, a relaxation which it had applied in itsjudgment of 5 February 2018 in Case T-216/15 (Dôvera zdravotná poisťovňa s.a. and Others v Commission) In 1994, the Slovak health insurance system changed from a unitary system, with a single public health insurance company, to a mixed model, where public and private

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Alain Ronzano, Notion of undertaking: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that, in a system of compulsory health insurance, insurance bodies cannot be classified as undertakings and therefore do not fall within the scope of the rules of Union law on State aid, once the presence of competitive elements within that system has a secondary aspect which is not capable of altering its nature (Dôvera zdravotná poist’ovňa), 11 June 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 95346, www.concurrences.com

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