Private operator in a market economy: The Court of Justice of the European Union annuls both the judgment of the Court of First Instance of the European Union confirming the unlawfulness of the measures in favour of the development of air transport in Sardinia and the decision of the European Commission recalling the role and the conditions of implementation of the principle of the private operator in a market economy in the field of State aid (Volotea ; easyJet Airline)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On November 17, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a judgment in joined cases C-331/20 (Volotea v. European Commission) and C-343/20 (easyJet Airline v. European Commission). In order to reduce the seasonality of air routes by increasing the frequency of flights during the mid-season and winter seasons as well as opening new air routes, Italy adopted in 2010 a regional law, notified to the Commission under Article 108(3) TFEU, authorizing the financing of the island's airports for the development of air transport. This law was implemented by a series of measures adopted by the Executive of the Sardinian Region allowing the operators

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Alain Ronzano, Private operator in a market economy: The Court of Justice of the European Union annuls both the judgment of the Court of First Instance of the European Union confirming the unlawfulness of the measures in favour of the development of air transport in Sardinia and the decision of the European Commission recalling the role and the conditions of implementation of the principle of the private operator in a market economy in the field of State aid (Volotea ; easyJet Airline), 17 November 2022, Concurrences N° 4-2022, Art. N° 110018, www.concurrences.com

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