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Court backs Deutsche Post in state aid case
Date 03/09/2010 12:01  Author webmaster  Hits 1116  Language Global

03 SEP 2010

By Jim Brunsden | European Voice

Commission fails in bid to get postal firm to repay €572 million in state aid to the German government.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) today ruled that Deutsche Post, Germany's national postal operator, does not have to repay €572 million in state aid to the German government.

The ECJ rejected an appeal brought by the European Commission against a decision by the General Court in July 2008 annulling a Commission decision that the money was illegal state aid and should be repaid.

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