The EU General Court partially annuls a decision of the Commission for the excessive length and lack of analysis in the preliminary investigation period (Ryanair)

Case T-512/11 Ryanair : Commission's ATT Ireland Decision Partly Annulled (ATT Act I)* RyannThis post takes a preliminary look at Case T-512/11 Ryanair Ltd v Commission. This is only one of the appeals being brought against the Commission's dabblings with the Irish Air Travel Tax (ATT) and as such it is unlikely to be the last we hear of this issue. In what has no doubt been a wearisome week for the airline industry, albeit for clearly less interesting (read: not-State-aid) reasons Ryanair should be content - for now - with the GC’s findings in the case (for curious minds and frequent flyers: In Case C-394/14 Siewert and Others (21.11.2014) the CJEU ordered that a narrow interpretation of the scope for ‘extraordinary circumstances’ resulting in the non-payment of compensation for

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Emma Linklater, The EU General Court partially annuls a decision of the Commission for the excessive length and lack of analysis in the preliminary investigation period (Ryanair), 25 November 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2014, Art. N° 70462

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