Reopening of the formal investigation procedure: The General Court of the European Union confirms that the European Commission could, following an annulment judgment, conclude that a differentiated tax levy on entry to casinos did not constitute an advantage, without reopening the formal investigation procedure (Koinopraxia Touristiki Loutrakiou)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This judgment is the continuation (and perhaps the epilogue) of a dispute that had pitted certain Greek casinos against the Commission and which had resulted in the annulment of that institution's decision by the General Court (EU Court, September 11, 2014, Greece v. Commission, Case T-425/11, Concurrences 2014-4). This annulment had been confirmed by the Court on appeal (CJEU, 22 October 2015, Commission v. Greece, Case C-530/14 P). The core of these disputes concerned the existence of an advantage resulting for these casinos from differentiated tax levies compared to those imposed on their competitors. While the Commission considered that these

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Bruno Stromsky, Reopening of the formal investigation procedure: The General Court of the European Union confirms that the European Commission could, following an annulment judgment, conclude that a differentiated tax levy on entry to casinos did not constitute an advantage, without reopening the formal investigation procedure (Koinopraxia Touristiki Loutrakiou), 19 January 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 106616, pp. 167-168

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