CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS - ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING AID –TAX MEASURES

Tax measures : The General Court of the European Union dismisses two actions brought against a Commission’s decision holding that tax measures cannot be regarded as forming an integral part of a new aid that altered an existing aid (DTS, Telefonica)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. EU, 11 July 2014, DTS Distribuidora de Televisión Digital v Commission, Case T-533/10, EU:T:2014:629; Telefónicade España and Telefónica Móviles España v Commission, Case T-151/11, EU:T:2014:631 By a law of 28 August 2009, Spain amended the definition of the public service remit of the Spanish public service broadcaster RTVE and the way in which it is financed. The reform of RTVE's funding was linked, inter alia, to the decision to abolish advertising as a source of revenue for RTVE. The law provided that the removal of these commercial revenues would be compensated by an increase in the public funds provided by Spain. At the same time, the 2009 law

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Jérôme Gstalter, Tax measures : The General Court of the European Union dismisses two actions brought against a Commission’s decision holding that tax measures cannot be regarded as forming an integral part of a new aid that altered an existing aid (DTS, Telefonica), 11 July 2014, Concurrences N° 4-2014, Art. N° 69986, pp. 198-190

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