Judgment in Case Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation v Compagnie des pêches de Saint-Malo

Date of article: 17/09/2020

Daily News of: 17/09/2020

Country:  EUROPE

Author: Court of Justice of the European Union

Article language: en

Link: https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2020-09/cp200109en.pdf

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Court of Justice of the European Union

PRESS RELEASE No109/20

Luxembourg, 17September 2020

Judgment in Case C-212/19

Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation v Compagnie des pêches de Saint-Malo

 

Seized with an interpretation request concerning the arrangements for implementing a Commission decision penalising France for State Aid declared incompatible with the common market, the Court of Justice rules that the decision is invalid

The Commission erred in law in considering that the reduction in employees’ contributions conferred a direct advantage on fisheries undertakings

Following, first, the oil pollution caused by the wreck of the tanker Erika on 12 December 1999 in the Bay of Biscay and, secondly, the significant damage caused in the southern half of France by the violent storm which occurred on 27 and 28 December 1999, France adopted a compensation scheme for fishermen and fish farmers in order to make good the damage caused to those persons by those events.

 

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