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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

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

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

In-depth investigation into air transport in France, Germany, Ireland

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, France, Germany, Ireland
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  • July 27 2011

On 13 July 2011 the European Commission opened three in-depth state aid investigations regarding the Marseille and Frankfurt Hahn airports and an investigation into lower taxes for air passengers in Ireland for domestic flights

Commission authorises aid of 99 million to France for QUAERO R&D programme

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections under the EC Treaty state aid rules to the financial aid of 99 million granted by France to the QUAERO research and development (R&D) programme

Commission gives green light to EUR 46 million aid to GENESIS programme

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, France
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  • June 6 2008

The European Commission has approved the granting of EUR 46 million by France to the GENESIS research and development programme

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