*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In the field of State aid, the Court of Justice of the European Communities has ruled that was usefully clarified in a judgment also handed down on 11 September 2008 in Joined Cases C-428/06 to C-434/06 (UGT-RIOJA and Others) in response to a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal Superior de Justicia de la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco (Spain) the criteria to assess the degree of institutional, procedural and financial autonomy. economic advantage
ALERTS : STATE AID - NOTION - FISCAL MEASURES ADOPTED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES - SELECTIVE CHARACTER
Selective character: The EU Court of Justice recalls that measures which do not cover the entirety of a Member State are not by themselves considered as state aids, from the moment when the entity which grants those measures enjoys an institutional, procedural and economic autonomy compared to the central state (UGT / Rioja)
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