CASE COMMENT : PROCEDURE - DECISION REJECTING A COMPLAINT – COMMUNITY INTEREST – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION – ENTITIES LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE TERRITORY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Community interest: The General Court confirms the decision rejecting the complaints of diamond traders while limiting the power of the European Commission to compell entities located outside of the European Union to provide information (BVGD - Spira)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Spira v Commission, T-108/07 and T-354/08 In these cases concerning diamond distribution, the Tribunal conducted a particularly thorough review of the conditions under which the Commission disposed of complaints against certain practices of the De Beers group with respect to its suppliers. The analysis of the obligations incumbent on the Commission when it receives a complaint is a classic one. However, these judgments provide clarification on peripheral points, in particular as regards the conditions for withdrawing an administrative act or the question, hitherto unanswered, of the Commission's competence to take investigative measures against entities

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Pascal Cardonnel, Community interest: The General Court confirms the decision rejecting the complaints of diamond traders while limiting the power of the European Commission to compell entities located outside of the European Union to provide information (BVGD - Spira), 11 July 2013, Concurrences N° 4-2013, Art. N° 59362, p. 140

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