CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – ADMISSIBILITY – INDIVIDUAL CONCERN

State aids: The General Court of the European Union holds inadmissible the action brought by a competitor of the beneficiary of a State aid decision amended in order to comply with a prior GC ruling in its favor (Whirlpool Europe)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In 2012, the Commission has approved the granting by the French authorities of €31 million in restructuring aid to the household appliances manufacturer FagorBrandt. Its competitor Whirlpool applied to the Court of First Instance for the annulment of that decision taken at the end of the formal procedure. Competitors of the beneficiary of State aid are subject to admissibility conditions known for their severity. With the exception of "interested parties" who seek to preserve their procedural rights by acting against a decision taken at the end of the informal procedure and who benefit, as such, from a relatively lenient admissibility regime, the case law

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Pascal Cardonnel, State aids: The General Court of the European Union holds inadmissible the action brought by a competitor of the beneficiary of a State aid decision amended in order to comply with a prior GC ruling in its favor (Whirlpool Europe), 22 June 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80971, pp. 145-146

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