The EU Court of First Instance dismisses an appeal lodged by Germany against the Commission’s decision ordering Germany to provide information about a State aid scheme that fell within the scope of Regulation 70/2001, which provides an exemption from notification for certain aid for SMEs (Germany v. Commission)

On 25 November 2009, the Court of First Instance (now the General Court (the “GC”)) dismissed an appeal lodged by Germany against the decision of the European Commission ordering Germany to provide information about a State aid scheme that fell within the scope of Regulation 70/2001, which provides an exemption from notification for certain aid for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (the “SME Block Exemption Regulation”). The GC found that the Commission had the power to request a Member State to provide all the information which it

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Markus Wellinger, The EU Court of First Instance dismisses an appeal lodged by Germany against the Commission’s decision ordering Germany to provide information about a State aid scheme that fell within the scope of Regulation 70/2001, which provides an exemption from notification for certain aid for SMEs (Germany v. Commission), 25 November 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2009, Art. N° 41682

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