CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID – EUROPEAN UNION – AIRPORTS – ADMISSIBILITY – INDIRECT AID

Indirect aid: The General Court of the European Union considers as inadmissible an application from an airline company against a final decision of the European Commission, which deems compatible State aid measure likely to favour one of its competitors (Air France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The judgment of 11 July 2019 dismisses as inadmissible the action brought by Air France against a final decision of the Commission after the initiation of the formal investigation procedure authorising several 'aid' measures in favour of Marseille airport and the companies using the airport. Two measures were more particularly targeted by the action: firstly, the finding that aid for investment in a new terminal (and an aircraft parking area adjacent to it) was compatible and, secondly, the finding that the rates of the charge per passenger applicable to this new terminal and the contract for the purchase of advertising space concluded with a wholly-owned

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Bruno Stromsky, Indirect aid: The General Court of the European Union considers as inadmissible an application from an airline company against a final decision of the European Commission, which deems compatible State aid measure likely to favour one of its competitors (Air France), 11 July 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92424, pp. 140-141

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