The President of the EU General Court suspends the Commission’s decision in order to prevent the publication of confidential information contained in a cartel decision (Akzo / Degussa)

I. Introduction The dissemination of historical information can still imply certain risks for the public or private interest and require confidential treatment [1]. The present case refers to an action for annulment comprising a claim of confidential treatment of the information contained by Commission Decision. In 2006 the Commission established by its Decision that an infringement of Article 101 TFEU had been committed by the applicants, Akzo Nobel, Akzo Nobel Chemicals Holding and Eka Chemicals, and by 14 other undertakings between 1994 and 2000 on the market for hydrogen peroxide and perborate. The applicants in the present case were first and respectively second whistle-blower in the context of Leniency Notice. The Commission published, in September 2007 after taking into

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Emanuela Matei, The President of the EU General Court suspends the Commission’s decision in order to prevent the publication of confidential information contained in a cartel decision (Akzo / Degussa), 16 November 2012, e-Competitions November 2012, Art. N° 49698

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