The European Commission conditionally approves restructuring State aid granted to German mobile phone service provider (MobilCom)

"Conditional decisions and EC State aid law: The MobilCom case"*I. Introduction In July 2004 the Commission approved aid granted to MobilCom AG to help it with its restructuring in 2002/2003. The approval of the aid was however linked to conditions. To offset the distortions of competition caused by the aid, MobilCom and its affiliates must halt their online direct sales of MobilCom mobile telephony contracts for seven months. The possibility to attach conditions to a positive decision is stipulated in Article 7(4) of the Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 of 22 March 1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Article 93 (now 88) of the EC Treaty (‘Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999’) [1]. This possibility plays an important role in particular in major restructuring aid

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Sabine Crome, Annette Sölter, The European Commission conditionally approves restructuring State aid granted to German mobile phone service provider (MobilCom), 14 juillet 2004, e-Competitions July 2004, Art. N° 36874

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