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Congregación de Escuelas Pías Provincia Betania v. Ayuntamiento de Getafe, Case C-74/16, CJEU (Grand Chamber), 27 June 2017

Type Judgment
Case number C-74/16


State aids and state funding to denominational schools. Exemption to the benefit of the buildings belonging the Catholic Church.

Normative references

Art. 10 EUCFR  
Art. 14 EUCFR 
Art. 17 EUCFR
Art. 107 and 108 TFEU 


Insofar tax exemptions for the Catholic Church in Spain are granted for economic activities, they may constitute an unlawful State aid, contrary to European Union law.
(State aid case concerning a tax exemption granted by Spain to the "Pious Schools", a religious congregation that carries out educational services, dedicating itself to education in schools of all grades and to the management of boarding schools).