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Illegal aid: The General Court of the European Union considers that the beneficiary of unlawful aid cannot remedy the shortcomings of the Member State by filing a complaint with the sole aim of obtaining a decision from the European Commission not to raise objections (Solar Electric)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 10 November 2021, the General Court of the European Union delivered a judgment in case T-678/20 (Solar Electric Holding and others v. European Commission). The case concerns the French mechanism for full compensation, financed by a contribution to the public service of electricity levied on electricity consumers, for the purchase obligation imposed by French law on EDF and non-nationalised distributors of electricity produced from renewable energy sources, in particular photovoltaic energy, at a price above the market price. In the case in point, companies responsible for the development and construction of electricity generation projects from

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Alain Ronzano, Illegal aid: The General Court of the European Union considers that the beneficiary of unlawful aid cannot remedy the shortcomings of the Member State by filing a complaint with the sole aim of obtaining a decision from the European Commission not to raise objections (Solar Electric), 10 November 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 103510, www.concurrences.com

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