CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – STATE AIDS – COMPLAINT – REJECTION

State aids: The General Court rules that an applicant has no more legal interest in securing the annulment of a decision to take no further action on a complaint when the Commission decides to open the formal investigation procedure (Athinaïki Techniki)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. EU (ord.), 22 September 2011, Athinaiki Techniki v Commission, Case T-94/05 RENV II The judicial odyssey that has seen the Greek company Athinaiki Techniki oppose the Commission since 2005 has just ended with the dismissal of the case. The company had denounced to the Commission the existence of new aid to its competitors. After a preliminary examination, the Commission decided to close the complaint and sent Athinaiki Techniki a letter to that effect. The letter was the subject of an action for annulment and, beyond that, of an almost theological controversy concerning the conditions of admissibility of appeals against decisions to close the

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Pascal Cardonnel, State aids: The General Court rules that an applicant has no more legal interest in securing the annulment of a decision to take no further action on a complaint when the Commission decides to open the formal investigation procedure (Athinaïki Techniki), 22 September 2011, Concurrences N° 4-2011, Art. N° 40026, pp. 171-172

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