*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 27 June 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its judgment on the Judgment in Case C-74/16 (Congregación de Escuelas Pías Provincia Betania v Ayuntamiento de Getafe)The Court of First Instance (Fourth Chamber) has received a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Juzgado Contencioso-Administrativo No 4 of Madrid (Spain). Does it constitute State aid prohibited by Article 107(1) TFEU for a Member State to exempt a church from certain taxes, even for activities which do not have a strictly religious purpose? That was, in substance, the question put to the Court in the present case. While the present judgment provides a clear answer
ALERT: STATE AID - CONCEPT OF AN AID - CONCEPT OF UNDERTAKING - NEW AID - EXISTING AID - TAX EXEMPTION - REQUEST FOR A PRELIMINARY RULING
Request for a preliminary ruling: The Court of justice of the European Union rules that a tax exemption to which a religious congregation is entitled in respect of economic activities may fall under the prohibition of state aids (Congregación de Escuelas Pías Provincia Betania/Ayuntamiento de Getafe)
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