CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - MEASURES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH A JUDGMENT OF THE COURT - PENALTY PAYMENT - LUMP SUM PAYMENT

Recovery - Mechanism for extinguishing debts: The ECJ rules that, so long as it is provided for under the national legal system as a mechanism for extinguishing debts, a set-off operation can constitute an appropriate means by which State aid may be recovered (Greece)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. ECJ, 7 July 2009, Commission v. Greece, Case C-3 69/07 . That judgment, delivered by the Grand Chamber, in Case C-47/99, on the interpretation and application of the rules on State aid, provides elements of substantial interest in the interpretation and application of the rules on State aid. It is not necessary to go into at length the context, which is moreover rather complex, of a case which began with Commission Decision 2003/372/EC of 11 December 2002 concerning aid granted by Greece to Olympic Airways, in which the Commission took a decision of incompatibility based partly on the fact that a number of aids declared compatible were not used in

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Jean-Yves Chérot, Recovery - Mechanism for extinguishing debts: The ECJ rules that, so long as it is provided for under the national legal system as a mechanism for extinguishing debts, a set-off operation can constitute an appropriate means by which State aid may be recovered (Greece), 7 July 2009, Concurrences N° 4-2009, Art. N° 29394, pp. 151-152

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