ALERTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - GREECE - ELECTRICITY - ARBITRATION - PREROGATIVES OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY - ADVANTAGE - PRICE - FORMAL REVIEW PROCEDURE

Advantage: The General Court of the European Union notes that the setting, by an arbitral tribunal, of a possibly preferential electricity tariff, and therefore attributable to the Greek State, is likely to entail the granting of an advantage (Dimosia Epicheirisi Ilektrismou / European Commission)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 22 September 2021, the General Court of the European Union delivered its judgment in joined cases T-639/14 RENV, T-352/15 and T-740/17 (DEI v. European Commission). The present cases involve three related and successive disputes which raise the question whether the electricity supply tariff which the applicant, DEI, an Athens-based electricity generator and supplier controlled by the Greek State, is obliged by an arbitration award to charge its largest customer, an aluminium producer, involves the grant of State aid. Following the expiry in 2006 of a 1960 agreement granting the latter a preferential tariff, the two parties agreed to refer their dispute

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Alain Ronzano, Advantage: The General Court of the European Union notes that the setting, by an arbitral tribunal, of a possibly preferential electricity tariff, and therefore attributable to the Greek State, is likely to entail the granting of an advantage (Dimosia Epicheirisi Ilektrismou / European Commission), 22 September 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 102582, www.concurrences.com

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