ALERT: STATE AID - ILLEGAL AID - SELECTIVE NATURE OF AN AID - REIMBURSEMENT

Selective nature of an aid: The General Court of the European Union annuls the decision ordering Germany to recover subventions from its incumbent postal operator relating to pensions of former postal civil servants (Deutsche Post)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In a judgment delivered on 14 July 2016 in the case of the financing by the German State of part of the costs inherent in the obligation on Deustche Post to assume responsibility for the pensions of former postal officials, the Court of First Instance lectures the Commission by reminding it that it is at the stage of application of Article 107, (1) TFEU, namely that of proving the existence of aid, which must be shown to confer a selective economic advantage, and not, as it did in the present case, at the stage of examining the compatibility of the aid with the internal market. The case concerns the terms of the privatisation of Deutsche Post in

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Alain Ronzano, Selective nature of an aid: The General Court of the European Union annuls the decision ordering Germany to recover subventions from its incumbent postal operator relating to pensions of former postal civil servants (Deutsche Post), 14 July 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82201, www.concurrences.com

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