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Inspection : The Court of Justice of the European Union upholds the General Court’s decision partially revoking the Commission’s decision ordering an inspection and confirms it is sufficient for that decision to indicate the subject and the objective of the inspection (Nexans)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The question of the review of the legality of the Commission's inspection decisions is a subject which could become increasingly important, particularly after the recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Delta Pekárny v. the Czech Republic (2October 2014, application No. 97/11 - see also the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Delta Pekárny v. the Czech Republic (2 October 2014, application No. 97/11 - see below).) which has just found that an inspection measure decided by a national competition authority without the prior authorisation of a judge is contrary to Article 8 of the ECHR. In the meantime,

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Alexandre Lacresse, Inspection : The Court of Justice of the European Union upholds the General Court’s decision partially revoking the Commission’s decision ordering an inspection and confirms it is sufficient for that decision to indicate the subject and the objective of the inspection (Nexans), 25 June 2014, Concurrences N° 4-2014, Art. N° 69997, pp. 203-204

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