European Union – State aids. The Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed the appeal brought by British Telecommunications plc (BT) against the judgment of the General Court of the European Union which had dismissed the actions brought by BT and by BT Pension Scheme Trustees Ltd for annulment of Commission Decision (EC) 2009/703 concerning the state aid implemented by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, declaring that the aid granted to BT by the UK authorities in the form of an exemption, granted to that company's pension fund, from the obligation to pay a contribution to a pension protection fund in respect of persons employed by BT before its privatisation constituted state aid which was incompatible with the common market.