*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 20 May 2021, the Court of Justice of the Union delivered its judgment in State aid case C-128/19 (Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Catania v Assessorato della Salute della Regione Siciliana)following a request for a preliminary ruling by the Italian Court of Cassation. The dispute in the main proceedings has its origin in a legislative measure adopted in 1989 by the Region of Sicily which provided for the payment of compensation to owners of animals slaughtered because they were suffering from certain diseases. AU, a Sicilian farmer, brought an action before the national courts for payment of that compensation on the basis of a law adopted by the
ALERTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - ITALY - AGRICULTURE - NEW AID - NOTIFICATION - DE MINIMIS AID
New aid: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that a national measure providing for the payment of compensation to farmers for the slaughter of sick animals and based on a law adopted previously constitutes new aid (Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Catania / Assessorato della Salute della Regione Siciliana)
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