The EU Court of First Instance rejects a claim by an operator of betting shops in Belgium regarding a refusal to supply from a French race-course operator (Tiercé Ladbroke)

Case T-504/93 Tiercé Ladbroke SA v Commission of the European Communities* 1. The question whether a Community measure fulfils the obligation laid down in Article 190 of the Treaty to state the reasons on which it is based depends on the nature of the act in question and on the context in which it was adopted. Thus, the requirements concerning the statement of reasons of a decision are considerably relaxed where the party concerned was closely involved in the process by which the contested decision came about and is therefore aware of the reasons for which the administration considered that the request should not be upheld. In that regard, a Commission decision rejecting a complaint alleging infringement of the competition rules contains an adequate statement of reasons if it refers,

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