The EU Court of Justice dismisses the Commission’s appeal and confirms the General Court’s ruling concerning Germany’s restructuring aid for shipyards (Kvaerner Warnow Werft)

"Capacity limitations for shipyards in the context of the Court of Justice' judgement on Kvaerner Warnow Werft (KWW)"*Introduction On 28 February 2002, the Court of First Instance annulled two Commission decisions concerning the East German shipyard Kvaerner Warnow Werft (KWW), which ruled that KWW had exceeded its capacity limitation and Germany had to recover parts of the earlier restructuring aid. The Commission filed an appeal, which was finally dismissed by the Court of Justice on 29 April 2004. Since 1995 the Commission monitored the compliance of East German yards with the capacity limitation as a production limitation, in the meaning of limiting the output. According to the Court, the Commission’s decisions were wrong in interpreting the capacity limitation of Eastern German

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Joerg Koehli, The EU Court of Justice dismisses the Commission’s appeal and confirms the General Court’s ruling concerning Germany’s restructuring aid for shipyards (Kvaerner Warnow Werft), 29 April 2004, e-Competitions April 2004, Art. N° 36868

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