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

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • 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

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

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
  • -
  • 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 Sanders
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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

Commission concludes that French state guarantee for Finnish nuclear power plant operator TVO does not constitute aid

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Finland, France
  • -
  • October 31 2007

The Commission has closed an in-depth investigation under EC Treaty state aid rules, concluding that a guarantee of the French Government insuring a loan granted to the Finnish electricity producer TVO does not constitute state aid

Commission approves French and Italian aid to Eurocopter and Agusta Westland

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

On 7 March 2012, the European Commission announced that it has decided to approve state aid granted by France and Italy to the helicopter manufacturers Eurocopter and Agusta Westland for the development of a new generation of civil helicopters

ECJ dismisses Bouygues Telecom’s appeal on 3G licences

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • April 24 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has upheld a Court of First Instance (CFI) judgment, which found that the retroactive reduction of fees due by Orange and SFR did not constitute State aid and was not discriminatory

French law fixing wind power pricing to be subject to state aid review by European Court of Justice

  • Eversheds LLP
  • -
  • European Union, France
  • -
  • July 11 2012

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed earlier this month that it will undertake a formal review as to the legality, under the current EU State aid rule, of a 2008 French law under which the additional cost which non nationalised distributors and Electricité France incur in purchasing energy produced through wind power are recovered

Further aid for motorway service approved

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, France, Italy
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  • September 25 2008

The European Commission (Commission) approved further financial assistance from France and Italy for the experimental rolling motorway service between Lyon and Turin

Commission opens in-depth State aid investigation into support for Carcassonne airport

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • April 10 2012

On 4 April 2012, the European Commission announced that it has opened an in-depth investigation to examine whether financial arrangements between the French public authorities and France’s Carcassonne airport, and rebates and marketing arrangements between Ryanair and the airport, are in line with EU State aid rules