Commission blows hot and cold with France

Commission blows hot and cold with France


The European Commission last week announced its decision to refer France to the Court of Justice under EC Treaty state aid rules for failing to comply with a Commission decision dated August 2, 2004, concerning France Telecom. The said decision had asked Paris to recover the aid already granted to France Telecom as it was “preferential treatment,” under French business tax regime and incompatible with the Single Market. According to Commission statement the French authorities are yet to take “an...


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