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Even a request of information to the State not notified to the beneficiary restarts the 10y deadline for recovery

Decision on incompatibility and recovery of aid – Limitation period – Interruption – Need to inform the beneficiary of the aid of an interrupting action

Res iudicata and State aids: I don't think so!

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Community law precludes the application of a provision of national law, such as Article 2909 of the Italian Codice Civile (Civil Code), which seeks to lay down the principle of res judicata in so far as the application of that provision prevents the recovery of State aid granted in breach of Community law which has been found to be incompatible with the common market in a decision of the Commission of the European Communities which has become final.