ALERTS: STATE AID - REQUEST FOR A PRELIMINARY RULING – EXISTING AID - MODIFICATION OF AN AID

Modification of an aid: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that an increase in the revenue generated by a parafiscal tax financing an authorised aid scheme compared to the estimates notified to the Commission constitutes a modification of the existing aid if it exceeds 20% of the initial budget (Carrefour Hypermarchés / Ministre des finances et des comptes publics)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 20 September 2018, the Court of Justice delivered a judgment in Case C-510/16 (Carrefour Hypermarchés SAS and Others v Minister for Finance and Public Accounts).. The present case is part of a reference for a preliminary ruling by the French Conseil d'État and concerns one of the three taxes, that on the sale and rental of videograms intended for the private use of the public, levied to finance the cinema for the benefit of the CNC, the Centre national de la cinématographie et de l'image animée (National Centre for Cinematography and the Moving Image). The two other taxes financing the film and audiovisual sectors are the tax on cinema tickets and

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Alain Ronzano, Modification of an aid: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that an increase in the revenue generated by a parafiscal tax financing an authorised aid scheme compared to the estimates notified to the Commission constitutes a modification of the existing aid if it exceeds 20% of the initial budget (Carrefour Hypermarchés / Ministre des finances et des comptes publics), 20 September 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88359, www.concurrences.com

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