Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 328 (Mar)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Communities (Sixth Chamber)
Judge:

Judges Macken (President, Rapporteur), Gulmann, Schintgen, Skouris and Cunha Rodrigues

Judgment Dates: 21 March 2002

Catchwords

European Community - Rules on state aid - Aid to state-owned shipyards - Commission decision authorising state aid to state-owned shipyards in Spain in form of special tax credits - Spain failing to fulfil conditions of authorising decision - Commission decision declaring aid incompatible with common market and recovering aid - Spain seeking annulment of decision - Whether manifest errors of assessment in declaring aid incompatible with common market - Whether decision infringing Community rules on state aid and general principles of Community law - Whether decision to be annulled - Commission Decision (EC) 2000/131 - Council Regulation (EC) 1013/97 - Articles 87 EC and 88 EC (formerly EC Treaty, arts 92 and 93).

The Case

The Court of Justice of the European Communities dismissed an application by Spain for annulment of Commission Decision (EC) 2000-131 (on the State aid implemented by Spain in favour of the publicly-owned shipyards).

Practice Areas

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