CASE COMMENTS : STATE AID - TRAINING AID - DECISION DECLARING AN AID PARTLY COMPATIBLE AND PARTLY INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE COMMON MARKET - NECESSITY OF THE AID - POSITIVE EXTERNALITIES - OBLIGATION TO STATE REASONS

Training aid: The General Court confirms that an aid measure, which is not necessary in order to reach an objective of common interest (in this case the training of workers) is not compatible with the common market (Freistaat Sachsen and Land Sachsen-Anhalt)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. GCEU, 8 July 2010, Freistaat Sachsen and Land Sachsen-Anhalt v. Commission, T-396/08 In 2005, after negotiations with several airports, DHL decided to move its European airfreight hub from Brussels to Leipzig/Halle, starting in 2008. For its new location, DHL received regional aid, to which the Commission did not raise any objections. Furthermore, in 2006 the German authorities notified to the Commission a training aid project in favour of DHL. The Commission initiated the formal investigation procedure and took a mixed final decision. It declared compatible with the common market only part of the amount of training aid envisaged, i.e. training aid for

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Bruno Stromsky, Training aid: The General Court confirms that an aid measure, which is not necessary in order to reach an objective of common interest (in this case the training of workers) is not compatible with the common market (Freistaat Sachsen and Land Sachsen-Anhalt), 8 July 2010, Concurrences N° 4-2010, Art. N° 33138, pp. 178-180

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