*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 5 July 2016, Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi delivered his Opinion. in Joined Cases C-164/15 P and C-165/15 P (European Commission v Aer Lingus and Ryanair). Essentially, Advocate General Mengozzi concludes that the Court of First Instance erred in law by partially annulling the Commission's decision in so far as it ordered the recovery of an amount equal to the difference between the higher and lower rates of the ATT. It will be recalled that in two judgments delivered on 5 February 2015, in cases T-473/12 http://curia.europa.eu/juris/docume... (Aer Lingus v European Commission) and T-500/12 http://curia.europa.eu/juris/docume... (Ryanair v European
ALERT: STATE AID - ADVANTAGE - SÉLECTIVE NATURE - RECOVERY - TAX
Passed on advantage: Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi invites the Court of Justice of the European Union to annul the Tribunal’s decisions ordering the recovery of an amount equal to the difference between the superior rate and the higher and lower rates of the Irish tax on air passengers (Aer Lingus/Ryanair)
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