CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID – FRANCE – NATIONAL COURT – UNLAWFUL AID – RECOVERY

Unlawful aid: The French Administrative Supreme Court applies the CELF case law (Autocars R. Suzanne et Syndicat autonome des transporteurs de voyageurs)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a judgment of 18 March 2020, the Council of State applied the CELF case law on unlawful and compatible State aid (CJEC, gde ch., 12 February 2008, CELF, aff. C-199/06, EU:C:2008:79 ; CJEU, 11 March 2010, CELF, aff. C-1/09, EU:C:2010:136 CE, 29 March 2006, CELF, No. 274923 CE, 19 Dec. 2006, CELF, No. 274923). The judgment thus delivered marks the epilogue to the case of public transport subsidies in the Ile-de-France region. In 2012, the Conseil d'État, applying the Altmark case-law, found that the aid scheme for road public transport services decided by the Ile-de-France region in the 1990s constituted unlawful State aid (EC, 23 July 2012, Ile-de-France

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Francesco Martucci, Unlawful aid: The French Administrative Supreme Court applies the CELF case law (Autocars R. Suzanne et Syndicat autonome des transporteurs de voyageurs), 18 March 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96324, pp. 147-148

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