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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

The Commission completes its investigation into the unlimited guarantee for the French Post Office

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, France
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  • January 30 2010

The Commission has completed its investigation into the unlimited state guarantee enjoyed by the French Post Office ("La Poste"), following the adoption by the French Parliament of the law on the public enterprise La Poste and on postal activities

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

French R&D aid approved

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • 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

State aid investigation into regulated electricity tariffs in France

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • July 9 2007

On 13 June, the European Commission announced that it had launched a formal state aid investigation into potential aid to medium and large sized companies in France via the provision of state financed regulated electricity tariffs

France abolishes differing airport charges

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • February 17 2009

Following a complaint by a low-cost airline, the European Commission (Commission) conducted an investigation into differentiation in passenger charges in France between domestic flights and flights tofrom countries within the Schengen area

Licensing of France’s fourth mobile phone operator did not involve state aid

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • May 12 2011

The procedure followed when awarding France's fourth 3G mobile phone licence did not result in state aid according to the Commission