May 16th, 2019
Poland has won a case in the General Court of EU against the European Commission regarding retailer tax. The court ruled on Thursday that the EC had made a mistake by considering the tax as state aid and annulled the EU's decision on the contested measure. The non-binding verdict can still be appealed. The EC now has two months for the appeal but it may only refer to the formal aspects of the judgment of the EU Court, not its content. Any appeal will be considered by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The Thursday ruling of the EU Court means that Poland will be able to collect again the suspended tax on the retail sector.