CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS - FAILURE OF A MEMBER STATE TO FULFIL OBLIGATIONS – FAILURE TO RECOVER AN AID WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED PERIOD – NON-COMPLIANCE

Failure : The Court of Justice of the European Union orders Italy to pay a lump sum of €30 million and a fine of €12 million per semester of delay due to its delay in recovering aid incompatible with the common market granted between 1995 and 1997 to certain firms in the island region of Venice and Chioggia (Commission / Italy)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Between 1995 and 1997 the Italian authorities granted reductions or exemptions from social security contributions to firms in the island territories of Venice and Chioggia. On 25 November 1999 the Commission, by Decision 2000/394/EC (OJ 2000 L 150, p. 50), considered that these measures constituted State aid which was unlawful and incompatible with the common market. It therefore ordered their recovery. All the actions brought against that decision by the very many recipient undertakings were dismissed by the Court of First Instance at first instance and by the Court of Justice on appeal. At the same time, following infringement proceedings

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  • European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

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Raphaël Vuitton, Failure : The Court of Justice of the European Union orders Italy to pay a lump sum of €30 million and a fine of €12 million per semester of delay due to its delay in recovering aid incompatible with the common market granted between 1995 and 1997 to certain firms in the island region of Venice and Chioggia (Commission / Italy), 17 September 2015, Concurrences N° 4-2015, Art. N° 76141, pp. 160-162

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