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EU national courts may have to order recovery of state aid before European Commission makes final decision

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, France, Germany
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  • November 26 2013

The European Court of Justice decided on 21 November 2013 that EU national courts must assume that a measure qualifies as State aid, if the European

ECJ rules on recovery of unnotified aid later declared lawful

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • March 12 2008

On 12 February 2008, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave a ruling on a preliminary reference from a French court (CELF C-19906) clarifying the obligations of a Member State to recover unnotified aid in a situation where the European Commission subsequently approves aid

Commission opens investigation into regulated electricity tariffs in France

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, France
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  • June 15 2007

The European Commission has initiated a formal investigation into potential aid granted to large and medium-sized companies in France in the form of artificially low regulated electricity tariffs

General Court annuls Commission decision declaring measures implemented by France for EDF to be incompatible with the common market

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, France
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  • December 31 2009

On the 15 December 2009, the General Court of the European Union annulled a Commission decision against EDF which declared aid it had received from the French State as incompatible with the common market

The General Court upholds finding that the French government grant for very high-speed broadband network did not constitute State Aid

  • Stibbe
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  • European Union, France
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  • October 1 2013

On 16 September 2013, the General Court rejected three applications for annulment and upheld the Commission's decision that the French government

Commission extends investigation into regulated electricity tariffs in France

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, France
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  • March 16 2009

The European Commission has extended the in-depth investigation it began in 2007 under EC Treaty State aid rules into the regulated electricity tariffs enjoyed by certain large and medium-sized companies in France

French R&D aid approved

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union, France
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  • March 31 2008

The European Commission (Commission) has raised no objections to the granting of 99m by France towards the 199m five-year QUAERO Research and Development (R&D) programme

Antitrust and competitionthe EU weekly briefing, vol. 1, issue 28

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • European Union, France, United Kingdom
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  • May 20 2013

On 14 May 2013, the Commission announced that Visa Europe had proposed commitments to reduce its inter-bank fees for credit card payments further to a

Commission orders recovery of French aid to Sernam

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • March 13 2012

On 9 March 2012, the European Commission announced that it has decided that 642m of state aid granted by France to Sernam, the former road and rail transport services operator of France’s national railway company (SNCF), is unlawful and must be recovered

Commission approves EUR 150 million capital injection for France Télévisions

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • July 31 2008

The European Commission has approved a EUR 150 million capital injection for the French public-television holding company France Télévisions, which regroups France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5 and France Ô