CASE COMMENTS: STATE AIDS - EUROPEAN UNION - GENERAL COURT - REJECTION OF COMPLAINT - ADMISSIBILITY - CHALLENGEABLE ACT

Admissibility: The General Court of the European Union rules that an action for annulment against a decision rejecting a complaint is not admissible, since the applicant has not demonstrated it was a competitor of the beneficiaries of the alleged aid measure (Alex SCI)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The imagination of complainants in the State aid sector is sometimes very fertile, and the Commission thus finds itself dealing with certain complaints that are far removed from the concerns underlying aid discipline. In this case, the Commission was confronted with a simple town-planning issue that a complainant wanted to turn into a State aid issue. More specifically, the Commission had received a complaint from a garage in Bayonne, which had been unable to obtain a building permit to extend its facilities because the authorities considered that the plot concerned was located on a site

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Bruno Stromsky, Admissibility: The General Court of the European Union rules that an action for annulment against a decision rejecting a complaint is not admissible, since the applicant has not demonstrated it was a competitor of the beneficiaries of the alleged aid measure (Alex SCI), 10 October 2017, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 85945, p. 139

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