The EU General Court annuls a fine imposed by the Commission on cartellists in the sea shrimp sector due to lack of reasoning (Stührk Delikatessen)

In this difficult case, the EC had to reduce the fines calculated for each of the cartel participants so as to remain within the unalterable limit of 10 per cent of total worldwide group turnover. The EC claimed that it had sought to treat the various cartel participants equally in making the reductions, but in the GCEU’s view, the EC failed to state adequate reasons for the different reductions applied. The GCEU therefore annulled the EUR 1.132 million fine imposed on the applicant, Stührk Delikatessen

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