CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID – EUROPEAN UNION – APPEAL – SUSPENSION INJUNCTIONS – STATEMENT OF REASONS

Lack of motivation: The Court of Justice of the European Union annuls a judgment of the General Court of the European Union for breach of the requirement to state reasons concerning the adoption of suspension injunctions by the European Commission and for additions of reasons to those decisions and annuls the contested decisions of the European Commission for failure to state reasons (Hongrie / Commission)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The annotated judgment is delivered on appeal, on 4 June 2020, by the Court of Justice, which sets aside the contested judgment of the Court of First Instance of 25 April 2018 and annuls the two Commission decisions in question in so far as they order the suspension of the Hungarian measures which are the subject of the formal investigation procedures initiated by the Commission on 15 July 2015 in both cases. This annulment judgment deals only with the issue of the suspension injunctions which the Commission had added to its decisions to initiate the formal investigation procedure. The annulment is justified by a defective statement of reasons by the

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  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Brussels)

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Jacques Derenne, Lack of motivation: The Court of Justice of the European Union annuls a judgment of the General Court of the European Union for breach of the requirement to state reasons concerning the adoption of suspension injunctions by the European Commission and for additions of reasons to those decisions and annuls the contested decisions of the European Commission for failure to state reasons (Hongrie / Commission), 4 June 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96321, pp. 140-142

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