CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – INSPECTIONS – BREACH OF A SEAL – ARTICLE 23 REG. 1/2003

Inspections – Breach of a seal: The General Court upholds a Commission decision that imposed a fine to a German electricity company (E.ON Energie)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. EU, 15 December 2010, E.ON Energie v. Commission, Case T-141/08 "Any seal keeper, and any individual who is convicted of maliciously and deliberately breaking a seal, shall be punished[…], together with his accomplices, with twelve years' imprisonment in irons for breaking a seal affixed to effects or papers belonging to private individuals" (decree of 20 Nivôse year II, relating to seal keepers). E.ON was not fined in irons but EUR 38 million for the EU infringement of negligent seal-breaking (Decision COMP/B-1/39.326, E.ON Energie A.G.). 2008/C 240/06, 30 January 2008, OJEU C 240/6 ; see ConcurrencesNo. 3-2008, "Procedures" column, p. 134.). On 15

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Pascal Cardonnel, Inspections – Breach of a seal: The General Court upholds a Commission decision that imposed a fine to a German electricity company (E.ON Energie), 15 December 2010, Concurrences N° 1-2011, Art. N° 34236, pp. 182-184

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