CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS – POSTAL SECTOR – CONCEPT OF STATE AID

Selective advantage : The General Court of the European Union sets aside the Commission decision ordering Germany to recover from a postal operator part of the subsidies paid in respect of former civil servant postal workers’ pensions (Allemagne / Commission)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The saga of the State aid granted to Deutsche Post has just taken a new turn, with a judgment of the Court of First Instance once again annulling a Commission decision on the matter. Since the opening of the first formal investigation procedure into this aid in 1999, no fewer than ten cases have been brought before the courts of the European Union. While there is no need to go through all the intricacies of this procedure, it is nevertheless necessary to outline the background to it. Background As a result of the transformation into a joint stock company and the privatisation in 1995 of the former German incumbent postal services operator, Postdienst

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Raphaël Vuitton, Selective advantage : The General Court of the European Union sets aside the Commission decision ordering Germany to recover from a postal operator part of the subsidies paid in respect of former civil servant postal workers’ pensions (Allemagne / Commission), 14 July 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82083, pp. 150-153

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