Société CdF Chimie azote et fertilisants SA and Société chimique de la Grande Paroisse SA v Commission of the European Communities
Article from: OGEL 5 (2003), in Digests for Official Reports & Cases
Court of Justice of the European Communities, 2003, Opinion of Mr Advocate General Mischo
The Netherlands government operated a tariff system for the supply of natural gas for the use of amonia which was alleged by the applicants as amounting to state aid violating the EEC Treaty. Subsequently, a new tariff system was introduced. The applicants alleged that this tariff system was discriminatory and violates the state aid principles of the Treaty. The ECJ found that the new tariff system was discriminatory and involves state aid.
Case Summary prepared by Naser Alam.