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Restructuring aid: The General Court of the European Union declares inadmissible an action brought by a manufacturer of household appliances against a decision of the Commission, following the cancellation, in the context of an action formed by this manufacturer, of a previous decision concerning the same aid (Whirlpool Europe)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In order to tackle the difficulties encountered in the 2000s by the household appliances manufacturer FagorBrandt, the French subsidiary of the FagorBrandt group, the French authorities planned to grant it restructuring aid of EUR 31 million in 2007. Following the notification of this aid project and the opening of a formal investigation procedure, the Commission found, in its Decision 2009/485/EC of 21 October 2008 (OJ 2009 L 160, p. 11), that the planned aid was compatible with the internal market, subject to certain conditions being met. These included the recovery of previous unlawful aid granted by the French authorities, the sale by FagorBrandt of a

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Raphaël Vuitton, Restructuring aid: The General Court of the European Union declares inadmissible an action brought by a manufacturer of household appliances against a decision of the Commission, following the cancellation, in the context of an action formed by this manufacturer, of a previous decision concerning the same aid (Whirlpool Europe) , 22 June 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80864, pp. 139-141

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