The French Supreme Administrative Court annuls a merger authorisation in the press sector (Société France Antilles)

French Administrative Supreme Court (Conseil d'État), 31 January 2007, Société France Antilles, n° 294896 http://www.conseil-etat.fr/ce/juris... http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/WAspa... Introduction On 31 January 2007 the French Supreme Administrative Court (Conseil d'État) handed down a judgement annulling a merger authorisation in the press sector. This decision is worthy of comment as it is rare that the Conseil d'État annuls Ministers' authorisations [1]. This article aims to present the Court's decision and considers questions raised by it. Indeed, the mere existence of a decision should, in itself, be welcomed as an indication that the French Administrative Supreme Court is exercising a real and extensive control over Ministry Decisions which may well diffuse some of the criticism

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Olivier Fréget, Maria Hauser-Morel, Alban Saget, The French Supreme Administrative Court annuls a merger authorisation in the press sector (Société France Antilles), 31 January 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2007, Art. N° 13378

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