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ALERTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - AUSTRIA - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION - COMPATIBLE AID - NUCLEAR ENERGY

Nuclear energy: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that the construction of a nuclear power plant falls within the scope of state aid control and that it must comply with EU environmental rules to be declared compatible with the internal market (Hinkley Point C)

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*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 22 September 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its judgment in Case C-594/18 (Austria v Commission).. As called for by Advocate General Gerard Hogan in his Opinion delivered on 7 May 2020the Court dismisses the appeal brought by Austria. This case concerns the UK project to subsidise the construction and operation of a new nuclear power station using EPR technology at Hinkley Point in Somerset, which has been entrusted to EDF's UK subsidiary. In its decision of October 8, 2014In its decision, the Commission considered that, although the package of measures notified by the United Kingdom involved State aid, the measures, as

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Alain Ronzano, Nuclear energy: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that the construction of a nuclear power plant falls within the scope of state aid control and that it must comply with EU environmental rules to be declared compatible with the internal market (Hinkley Point C), 22 September 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 96900, www.concurrences.com

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