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Press Releases

No 53/2016 : 26 May 2016
State aid
The General Court annuls the Commission’s decision classifying the unlimited implied guarantee granted by the French State to the Institut français du pétrole (French Petroleum Institute) as State aid

No 52/2016 : 25 May 2016
Intellectual and industrial property
Advocate General Szpunar considers that the EU trade mark representing the shape of a Rubik’s Cube must be declared invalid

No 51/2016 : 11 May 2016
The Court of Justice of the European Union launches its first application for smartphones and tablets

No 50/2016 : 10 May 2016
Citizenship of the Union
The General Court confirms that the proposed European citizens’ initiative intended to promote the development of geographical areas populated by national minorities cannot be registered

No 49/2016 : 10 May 2016
State aid
The General Court confirms that the German law on renewable energy of 2012 (the EEG 2012) involved State aid

No 48/2016 : 4 May 2016

No 47/2016 : 28 April 2016
Environment and consumers
The Court declares invalid the maximum annual amount of free allowances for greenhouse gas emissions determined by the Commission for the period 2013-2020

No 46/2016 : 27 April 2016
Fisheries policy
The General Court dismisses the action for damages brought by Italian fishermen following the Commission’s early ban on bluefin tuna fishing in 2008

No 45/2016 : 22 April 2016
State aid
The General Court confirms the decision of the Commission ordering the repayment of the tax exemptions granted by France, Ireland and Italy for alumina production

No 44/2016 : 21 April 2016
Economic policy
According to Advocates General Wathelet and Wahl, the General Court was fully entitled to dismiss the actions for annulment and damages concerning the restructuring of the Cypriot banking sector


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