ALERTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - HUNGARY - ANNULMENT - FORMAL INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE

Formal investigation procedure: Advocate General Kokott calls on the Court of Justice to annul the judgment of the General Court recognising the Commission’s right to order a Member State to suspend the implementation of a possible aid measure at the same time as it opens a formal investigation procedure under Article 108(2) TFEU (Hungary / European Commission)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 16 January 2020, Advocate General Kokott delivered his Opinion in Case C-456/18 (Hungary v European Commission).. In the present case, the appeal is directed against thejudgment delivered on 25 April 2018 in Joined Cases T-554/15 and T-555/15 (Hungary v Commission). in favour of which the Court of First Instance of the Union had recognised the Commission's right to expressly order a Member State to suspend the implementation of a possible aid measure at the same time as it opens a formal investigation procedure under Article 108(2) TFEU, even though Article 108(3) TFEU already provides that the opening of an investigation procedure entails a

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Alain Ronzano, Formal investigation procedure: Advocate General Kokott calls on the Court of Justice to annul the judgment of the General Court recognising the Commission’s right to order a Member State to suspend the implementation of a possible aid measure at the same time as it opens a formal investigation procedure under Article 108(2) TFEU (Hungary / European Commission), 16 January 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 93018, www.concurrences.com

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