The Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) implemented guidance received from the CJEU and confirmed that national procedural rules and safeguards (such as time limits for the withdrawal of illegal administrative acts, the protection of legitimate expectations, the principle of good faith and/or the loss of the enrichment) cannot be invoked against recovery orders to the extent they would render the recovery required by EU law practically impossible. reference https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PMtFJOFCrjZSSGlnihrRz9ss0i26Y50L/view?usp=sharing Background & facts of the case The Applicant contests the withdrawal of the grant of operating aid for its Ludwigshafen aluminium smelter and the recovery of the aid granted. In 1982, the Applicant’s management had decided
The German Federal Administrative Court issues a decision which holds that national procedural rules and safeguards cannot be invoked against a withdrawal decision ordering the recovery of unlawful state aid
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