CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - AID FOR COACHING, PARTICIPATION IN TRADE FAIRS AND EXHIBITIONS, CO-OPERATION - EXEMPTION REGULATION - AID SCHEME FOR SMES - NON-EXERCISE OF THE POWER OF APPRAISAL

Aid scheme for SMEs: The General Court considers that the Commission’s power of appraisal of an aid’s compatibility cannot be exhausted by the adoption of general rules of execution (Freistaat Sachsen)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. EU, 14 July 2011, Freistaat Sachsen v Commission, Case T-357/02 RENV The Court of First Instance had before it again a Commission decision declaring an aid scheme introduced by the Land of Saxony for small and medium-sized enterprises to be incompatible with the common market in part. By a first judgment of 3 May 2007, it annulled the Commission's 2002 decision on that scheme. However, following an appeal brought by the Commission, the Court of First Instance set aside that first judgment of the Court of First Instance (judgment of the Court of Justice of 11 December 2008, Case C-334/07 P) which decided to refer the case back to the Tribunal. At

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Bruno Stromsky, Aid scheme for SMEs: The General Court considers that the Commission’s power of appraisal of an aid’s compatibility cannot be exhausted by the adoption of general rules of execution (Freistaat Sachsen), 14 July 2011, Concurrences N° 4-2011, Art. N° 39990, pp. 148-149

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