CASE COMMENTS : STATE AID − COMPENSATION FOR THE PROVISION OF SGEI − MEASURES RELATING TO THE BROADCASTING PUBLIC SERVICE - CRITERION OF PROPORTIONALITY - LACK OF SERIOUS DOUBTS

Article 106(2) TFEU: The General Court rejects actions by private French television channels challenging a Commission decision declaring compatible under Article 106 (2) TFEU a project to recapitalise France Televisions in compensation of commercial losses as a result of the abolition of advertising on French public channels (M6 and TF1)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. EU, 1 July 2010, M6 and TF1 v Commission, Joined Cases T-573/08 and T-568/08 Measures for the financing of public service broadcasting often call into question the application of State aid rules and in particular the principles underlying the financing of SGEI. Furthermore, the Commission has adopted a set of rules allowing more transparency in the granting of public funding in this sector which is essential for the social, democratic and cultural life of the EU Member States (Communication from the Commission on the application of State aid rules to public service broadcasting, OJEU C 257, 27 October 2009, p. 1). In the present case,

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Cédric Kaczmarek, Article 106(2) TFEU: The General Court rejects actions by private French television channels challenging a Commission decision declaring compatible under Article 106 (2) TFEU a project to recapitalise France Televisions in compensation of commercial losses as a result of the abolition of advertising on French public channels (M6 and TF1), 1 July 2010, Concurrences N° 4-2010, Art. N° 33125, pp. 175-178

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