Land Sale

July 1st, 2015 by James Goudie KC

On 30 June 2015 the European General Court in Joined Cases T-186/13, T-190/13 and T-193/13, Netherlands v Commission, annulled an EU Commission Decision that had found a sale of land by a public private partnership set up by a municipality allegedly below market price to be unlawful State Aid. The Court’s Judgment is not yet available in English.  In determining whether there was selective aid the Court applied the Market Economy Investor Principle and a margin of appreciation for the authority.

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