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ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE SECOND CHAMBER OF THE GENERAL COURT

7 September 2021 (*)

(Removal from the register)

In Case T-754/19,

Stagecoach Group plc, established in Perth (United Kingdom), represented by J. Lesar, Solicitor, and K. Beal QC,

applicant,

v

European Commission, represented by L. Flynn, B. Stromsky and S. Noë, acting as Agents,

defendant,

APPLICATION under Article 263 TFEU seeking annulment of Commission Decision (EU) 2019/1352 of 2 April 2019 on the State aid SA.44896 implemented by the United Kingdom concerning CFC Group Financing Exemption (OJ 2019 L 216, p. 1).


1        By letter lodged at the Court Registry on 3 August 2021, the applicant informed the Court, in accordance with Article 125 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court, that it wished to discontinue proceedings and requested the Court to order the respective parties to bear their own costs.

2        By letter lodged at the Court Registry on 17 August 2021, the defendant informed the Court that it had no observations on the notice of discontinuance and requested that the applicant be ordered to bear the costs.

3        Article 136(1) and (2) of the Rules of Procedure provides that a party who discontinues or withdraws from proceedings is to be ordered to pay the costs if they have been applied for in the other party’s observations on the discontinuance. However, at the request of the party who discontinues or withdraws from proceedings, the costs are to be borne by the other party if this appears justified by the conduct of that party.

4        In the present case, the information in the case-file does not show conduct on the part of the defendant such as to justify ordering the latter to pay the costs.

5        The case shall therefore be removed from the register and the applicant ordered to pay the costs.

On those grounds,

THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECOND CHAMBER OF THE GENERAL COURT

hereby orders:

1.      Case T-754/19 is removed from the register of the General Court.

2.      Stagecoach Group plc shall pay the costs.

Luxembourg, 7 September 2021.

E. Coulon

 

V. Tomljenović

Registrar

 

President


* Language of the case: English.