CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - FRANCE - ILLEGAL AID - STATE LIABILITY

Illegal aid: The French Supreme Administrative Court condemns the State to pay a sum of 10 million euros to a company harmed by the granting of an illegal aid to a competitor (SIDE)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By a decision dated 22 July 2020, the Conseil d'État confirmed compensation for damage suffered by a company affected by unlawful State aid paid to a competitor. This judgment is the culmination of the CELF saga which began in 1992 concerning aid measures granted by the French authorities to a book export agent. Epilogue of the CELF saga After numerous developments which saw three positive decisions of the European Commission successively annulled by the Court of First Instance of the European Union, it is the fourth decision of the Commission, this time negative, which is at the origin of the case brought before the Council of State

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Francesco Martucci, Anne-Clémence Laprée, Illegal aid: The French Supreme Administrative Court condemns the State to pay a sum of 10 million euros to a company harmed by the granting of an illegal aid to a competitor (SIDE), 22 July 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 97658, pp. 195-196

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