CASE COMMENT : STATE AIDS - FORMAL INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE - PROCEDURAL RIGHTS OF INTERESTED PARTIES

Right of third parties: The ECJ clarifies the right of the parties concerned to participate in the formal State aid investigation procedure (Ferriere Nord SpA)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. ECJ, 8 May 2008, Ferriere Nord SpA v Commission, Case C-49/05 P This judgment on appeal against thejudgment of the Court of First Instance of 18 November 2004 in Case T-176/01 is noteworthy.The Commission has also provided two general clarifications on the duration of the formal State aid investigation procedure and on the right of interested parties to submit their comments. On the scope of the regulation of the duration of the formal investigation procedure in Regulation 659/1999. Article 7(6) of Regulation 659/1999 provides that the Commission shall as far as possible endeavour to adopt a decision within 18 months from the opening of the procedure

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Jean-Yves Chérot, Right of third parties: The ECJ clarifies the right of the parties concerned to participate in the formal State aid investigation procedure (Ferriere Nord SpA), 8 May 2008, Concurrences N° 3-2008, Art. N° 20302, pp. 122-123

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