CASE COMMENT: STATE AIDS - EXPIRY OF THE ECSC TREATY - POWERS OF THE COMMISSION - UNITY AND CONTINUITY OF THE COMMUNITY LEGAL ORDER - PRINCIPLE OF LEGAL CERTAINTY

Expiry of the ECSC Treaty: The CFI rules that the European Commission may, even after expiration of the ECSC Treaty, review State aid in the coal and steel sector in respect of situations existing prior to the expiry of that Treaty (Gonzalez y Diez)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CFI, 12 September 2007, Gonzalez y Diez v. Commission, Case T-25/04. The Gonzalez y Diez judgment is of particular interest because it states, in the name of 'the unity and continuity of the Community legal order and its objectives' and, in particular in the present case, the unity and continuity of the objective of maintaining a system of undistorted competition, that 'Article 88(2) EC must be interpreted as meaning that it allows the Commission to control, after 23 July 2002, the compatibility with the common market of State aid implemented in areas falling within the scope of the ECSC Treaty ratione materiae and ratione temporis, and the application

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Jean-Yves Chérot, Expiry of the ECSC Treaty: The CFI rules that the European Commission may, even after expiration of the ECSC Treaty, review State aid in the coal and steel sector in respect of situations existing prior to the expiry of that Treaty (Gonzalez y Diez), 12 September 2007, Concurrences N° 4-2007, Art. N° 14356, pp. 116-117

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