State Subsidies

CJEU: The tax scheme of four Spanish football clubs constitutes State aid

ECJ: the Commission failed to provide proper reasons for suspension injunctions against Hungary

  • ECJ: the Commission failed to provide proper reasons for suspension injunctions against Hungary

    The European Court of Justice recently published its judgment in Case C‑456/18 P Hungary v European Commission, bringing an end to a five-year legal dispute. According to the judgment, the Commission failed to provide proper reasons as to why it regarded as necessary to order that Hungary suspend the application of the progressive tax rates of the health contribution to be paid by tobacco manufacturers and the food chain inspection fee imposed on certain food business operators until the conclusion of the Commission’s investigation. The Court of Justice has also set aside the judgment of the General Court at first instance which held up the suspension injunctions set by the Commission. Read more... (Daniel Szilágyi)