CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID – EUROPEAN UNION – POSTAL SECTOR – EXTENSION OF THE FORMAL PROCEDURE – LACK OF REASONING

Selective advantage: The General Court of the European Union annuls a decision extending a formal investigation procedure, for lack of reasoning concerning the existence of an advantage (Deutsche Post)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Court of First Instance annulled a decision to extend the formal investigation procedure taken by the Commission in 2011 concerning the granting of public funds to Deutsche Post, a former public operator. The measures examined are various and old. They have been the subject of several decisions and several judgments, the interweaving of which is particularly complex. A first initiating decision covering in part the same measures as those at issue here was taken in 1999. In 2002 the Commission adopted a final, essentially negative decision on all these measures. In 2007 the Commission adopted another opening decision concerning the same measures. In

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Bruno Stromsky, Selective advantage: The General Court of the European Union annuls a decision extending a formal investigation procedure, for lack of reasoning concerning the existence of an advantage (Deutsche Post), 10 April 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91597, pp. 128-129

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