CASE COMMENTS : APPEAL - STATE AID - PREFERENTIAL PRICE FOR THE PURCHASE OF DEVELOPED LAND - INQUIRY AS TO MARKET VALUE - FORMAL INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE -OBLIGATION TO UNDERTAKE A DILIGENT AND IMPARTIAL EXAMINATION - SCOPE OF THE COMMISSION’S POWER FREELY TO ASSESS VALUE - COSTS METHOD - SCOPE OF REVIEW BY THE COURTS

Evaluation of the market value: The ECJ sets aside a judgment of the General Court, because it exceeded its review jurisdiction on the assessment of the market value of land by the Commission (Scott)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CJEU, 2 September 2010, Commission v. Scott, case C-290/07P The facts in the Scott case go back to 1987. In that year the French public authorities granted a private company, Scott, certain advantages, in particular the sale of a plot of land at a low price and a contribution to its development. The Commission, informed nine years later of the sale, considered the price of the land to be below the market price. On 12 July 2000 it considered that the advantages received by Scott constituted State aid incompatible with the common market and ordered the recovery of the aid. This was the beginning of a long series of disputes before the Court of First

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Bruno Stromsky, Evaluation of the market value: The ECJ sets aside a judgment of the General Court, because it exceeded its review jurisdiction on the assessment of the market value of land by the Commission (Scott), 2 September 2010, Concurrences N° 4-2010, Art. N° 33140, pp. 180-182

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