CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - ENERGY - COMPATIBLE AID - INTERESTED PARTY

Compatible aid: The General Court of the European Union dismisses as inadmissible the action brought by French fishermen against the European Commission’s decision declaring State aid granted by France to six offshore wind farms compatible with the internal market (CAPA)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In order to support the construction and operation of six offshore wind farms off the Channel and Atlantic coasts, the French authorities have granted, following various calls for tenders, aid in the form of electricity purchase tariffs above market prices. In a decision of 26 July 2019, the Commission decided not to raise any objections to this aid on the grounds that it was compatible with the internal market under Article 107(3)(c) TFEU. As these wind farms are likely to affect fisheries resources and consequently their activities, fishermen working in the areas where the wind farms are to be located, as well as a fishermen's cooperative, challenged

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Raphaël Vuitton, Compatible aid: The General Court of the European Union dismisses as inadmissible the action brought by French fishermen against the European Commission’s decision declaring State aid granted by France to six offshore wind farms compatible with the internal market (CAPA), 15 September 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 103424, pp. 131-133

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