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Commission opens in-depth state aid investigation into Estonian aid for new power plants
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Estonia, European Union
  • March 29 2011

On 23 March, the Commission announced that it has decided to open an in-depth state aid investigation into an Estonian project to grant aid to the operators of two new oil-shale fuelled power plants


Greece needs to recover around 17 million from Aluminium of Greece
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • July 18 2011

On 13 July 2011 the Commission concluded that lower electricity tariffs granted in 2007- 2008 by the Greek state-owned Public Power Corporation to Aluminium of Greece conferred an undue advantage to the company, in breach of EU state aid rules


Commission opens formal proceedings against Czech electricity incumbent CEZ
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • July 18 2011

On 15 July 2011 the Commission opened formal anti-trust proceedings to investigate whether CEZ a.s., the incumbent electricity producer in the Czech Republic, abused its dominant position on the Czech electricity market, in particular by hindering the entry of competitors, in breach of EU antitrust rules


Commission raids companies in the natural gas sector
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • October 11 2011

On 27 September 2011, the Commission confirmed that it has conducted unannounced dawn raids of several companies active in the supply, transmission and storage of natural gas across several member states


Commission consults on commitments proposed by Siemens and Areva concerning nuclear technology markets
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • March 20 2012

On 14 March 2012, the European Commission published a notice in the Official Journal under Article 27(4) of Regulation 12003 to invite comments on the commitments proposed by Siemens AG and Areva SA pursuant to Article 9 of Regulation 12003


Regulation on energy market integrity and transparency published
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • December 16 2011

On 8 December 2011, Regulation 12272011 on energy market integrity and transparency (“REMIT”) was published in the Official Journal


Oettinger delivers speech on the completion of the internal energy market
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • October 11 2011

On 29 September 2011, Gunther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy, delivered a speech which addressed the 2014 deadline set by the European Council for the completion of the internal energy market


The General Court annuled the fines imposed by the European Commission on two Japanese producers in the gas insulated switchgear cartel
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • September 30 2011

In March, several European producers obtained fine reductions in the gas insulated switchgear cartel case


European Commission adopts guidelines for State aid for industry electricity costs in the context of the amended EU Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • May 29 2012

On 22 May 2012, the Commission adopted guidelines on State aid in the context of the amended EU Emissions Trading Scheme post-2012


Reshaping of the Energy Taxation Directive the European Parliament joins the battle
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • November 16 2011

The European Commission (the “EC”) proposal (the “Proposal”) for a Council Directive amending Directive 200396EC and restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (the “Energy Taxation Directive”) is facing hard times due to lack of consensus amongst the Member States