*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On November 30, 2022, the General Court of the European Union delivered its judgment in case T-101/18 (Republic of Austria v. European Commission). In it, it confirms the decision of March 6, 2017 in which the Commission, after considering that investment aid for the construction of two new nuclear reactors at the Paks site in Hungary, intended to replace the four reactors currently operating at the site, built in the 1980s and which provided approximately 50% of the national electricity production, constituted State aid within the meaning of Article 107(1) TFEU, since the Hungarian State would agree to a lower return on investment than a private investor
Compatible aid: The General Court of the European Union rules that the award of the contract for the construction of two nuclear reactors in Hungary did not have to be subject to a tendering procedure and consequently dismisses Austria’s action challenging the Hungarian aid approved by the European Commission (MVM Paks II Nuclear Power Plant Development)
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