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National
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Summary & background                                                                                              
 Administrative division of the Senate of the Supreme Court of Latvia15/07/2021 lv / en Questions from the Latvian Court regarding the interpretation of the notion of the Internal Return Rate (IRR) of the Guidelines on State aid for Environmental Protection.
 Hof van Beroep te Gent30/06/2021 nl / ennlQuestions from the Belgian Court regarding the existence of State aid in a sale of certain land plots owned by the OCMW.
 Corte dei Conti - Liguria07/06/2021 it / en13/09/2021 itQuestion from the IT Corte dei Conti regarding the state aid character of a financing by the public authority in the context of a merger operation.

 

2020

Case

National Court  

Commission opinion

National Court
judgment

Summary & background

 

Ondernemingsrechtbank Gent, Afdeling Dendermonde

2/10/2020 nl

29/03/2021 nl

Questions from the Belgian Court regarding the existence of an aid element in a sale contract giving the possibility for the initial seller to buy back assets (law on economic expansion of 30/12/1970)

 

2018

Case

National Court

Commission opinion

National Court
judgment

Summary & background

SA.43140 Support to renewable energy and CHP

Latvian Administrative Court

12/12/2018
 lv en

18/06/2019
 lv

Questions from the Latvian court in relation to SA.43140 Support to renewable energy and CHP.

SA.34045

Thüringer Oberlandesgericht

14/06/2018 de

[to be published by national court]

Questions on SA.34045 and the German § 19 StromNEV and § 171f EnWG

 

2017

Case

National Court

Commission opinion

National Court
judgment

Summary & background

Implementation of RES scheme

Romanian court Court of Appeal of Bucharest

02/10/2017
ro

ro

In the context of the approval of the RES scheme, SA.39042, the Romanian court asked whether Romanian Authorities could legitimately modify/clarify the implementation rules of the scheme, respecting the EIU decision and EU State Aid rules and which one of the rules (implementation as from the exemption decision per each beneficiary or the year of reference) is in line with the Commission's decision.

 

2016

Case

National Court

Commission opinion

National Court
judgment

Summary & background

Milano sport

Tribunale di Milano

14/12/2016 it

RG 34610/2013
it

Does the measure constitute State aid?

State aid case involving free of charge use of land

Verwaltungsgericht Berlin

08/02/2016
de

Case is pending

(VG 18 K 421.15)

Calculation of aid amount – free of charge use of land – Block-exemption – Services of general economic interest – Calculation of recovery interest

 

2014

Case

National Court

Commission opinion

National Court
judgment

Summary & background

Overcompensation

Raad van State

27/10/2014 nl

nl

Does overcompensation due to a calculation error made under an approved scheme constitute State aid and is it covered by the principle of legal certainty?

SA.37113 (2013/NN)

Landgericht Münster

19/09/2014 de

 

Does the contract contain State aid and is it exempted under GBER?

Write-off debts

Commercial Court, Zagreb

03/07/2014
 hr

Declaratory judgment
hr

Write-off of debts – pre-bankruptcy settlement – market economy creditor test; Does the write off of the debts by the state in the pre-bankruptcy settlement fulfil  the criteria of the market economy creditor test or does it constitute state aid?

Calculation method

Administrative Court of Kuopio

19/06/2014,
  fi

fi

Method to determine market price for sale of shares

 

2013

Case

National Court

Commission opinion

National Court
judgment

Summary & background

Calculating the net grant equivalent

Oberverwaltungsgericht Berlin-Brandenburg

17/10/2013 de

www.juris.de, search for "OVG 6 B 3.12"

Calculation of net grant equivalent in regional aid – Regional aid – Regional aid Guidelines

Notion of aid

Consiglio di Stato

19/02/2013 it

Case is pending

Notion of aid

Notion of aid and de minimis aid

Administrative Court of Kuopio

15/01/2013 en

www.finlex.fi

Notion of aid - de minimis aid insituation of a merger

 

2012

Case

National Court

Commission opinion

National Court
judgment

Summary & background

Airport tariffs

Consiglio di Stato

30/11/2012 it

N/A

Airport tariffs - Does their reduction represent State aid to airline(s) an airport operator?

Notion of undertaking

Raad van State

14/11/2012 nl

nl

Notion of undertaking

Existance of State resources

Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf

11/10/2012 de

N/A

Existence of State resources in legislation for electricity tariffs

Application of State aid rules to the inland waterways sector

Rechtbank Dordrecht

02/10/2012
nl

www.rechtspraak.nl, search for "ECLI:NL:RBROT:2013:BZ5824"

Compensation of companies falling under Services of general economic interest

Airport cases

Oberlandesgericht Koblenz

04/10/2012 de

https://openjur.de,
search for "9 U 759/07"

Airport cases - notion of aid

Airport case

Schleswig-Holsteinisches Oberlandesgericht

26/01/2012 de

de

Notion of aid

 

2011

Case

National Court

Commission opinion

National Court
judgment

Summary & background

Gemeinschaftsaufgabe Verbesserung der regionalen Wirtschaftstruktur

Staatsanwaltschaft Rostock

18/07/2011de

 

Was aid granted under this scheme for a given project possibly illegal?

 

2010

Case

National Court

Commission opinion

National Court
judgment

Summary & background

 

Supreme Administrative Court of Finland (Korkein Hallinto-Oikeus)

20/07/2010 fi

06/04/2011

 

 

 

2009

Case

National Court

Commission opinion

National Court
judgment

Summary & background

Hellenic Shipyards

Athens Court of First Instance

29/07/2009 en

el

Would a certain measure qualify as State aid?