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State Aid for Green Electricity   ∙ Federal Republic of Germany v European Commission  ∙ T-47/15 ∙ Annotation by Nevin Alija

Annotation of the Judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) of 10 May 2016 in case T-47/15 Federal Republic of Germany v European Commission

DOI https://doi.org/10.21552/estal/2016/3/13

Nevin Alija


The present annotation analyses the General Court judgment of 10 May 2016 (Third Chamber) in case T-47/15 Federal Republic of Germany v European Commission. After first discussing the background of the case, it focuses on the main arguments put forward by the parties: the German authorities against the decision and Commission’s for it, and the reasons for the judgment the Court finally reached. After describing the Court’s reasoning, the annotation comments on certain findings pertaining particularly to the notion of ‘State resources’. The decision has been appealed by Germany in front of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Keywords: State aid; Renewable energy; Concept of State aid; Advantage; State resources.

Nevin Alija, PhD Researcher, Catolica Global School of Law, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal.

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