ALERTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - COMPATIBLE AID - ADMISSIBILITY - INTERESTED PARTY - FORMAL INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE

Interested party: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that competitors may challenge the European Commission’s refusal to initiate the formal investigation procedure without having to show that the aid in question is likely to have a concrete impact on their situation (Vereniging tot Behoud van Natuurmonumenten in Nederland / Vereniging Gelijkberechtiging Grondbezitters)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 3 September 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its judgment in State aid case C-817/18 (Vereniging tot Behoud van Natuurmonumenten in Nederland and Others v Vereniging Gelijkberechtiging Grondbezitters and Others).. It states that, should the Commission refuse to initiate the formal investigation procedure provided for in Article 108(2) TFEU, which allows the Commission to have full information on the facts of the case, the undertakings competing with the beneficiaries of the measure may plead before the Court of First Instance an infringement of their procedural rights - they have not been able to submit observations during

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Alain Ronzano, Interested party: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that competitors may challenge the European Commission’s refusal to initiate the formal investigation procedure without having to show that the aid in question is likely to have a concrete impact on their situation (Vereniging tot Behoud van Natuurmonumenten in Nederland / Vereniging Gelijkberechtiging Grondbezitters), 3 September 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 96588, www.concurrences.com

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