The Court of Justice upholds the judgments of the General Court and the Commission’s decisions relating to the two cartels in the copper industrial and copper plumbing tubes sectors* The review carried out by the General Court in respect of Commission decisions imposing fines in competition matters is not contrary to the principle of effective judicial protection laid down by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union By decision of 16 December 2003  the Commission found that there was a cartel in the copper industrial tubes sector (used mainly in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry). The companies fined included certain companies belonging to the KME group – KME Germany, KME France and KME Italy – which were fined, jointly and severally, a total of €39.81
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