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Order of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 16 December 2011.
Stichting Woonlinie and Others v European Commission.
State aid - Scheme of aid granted by the Netherlands to housing corporations - Existing aid - Decision accepting Member State’s commitments - Action for annulment - Not individually concerned - Inadmissibility
Case T-202/10.

European Court Reports 2011 II-00461*

ECLI identifier: ECLI:EU:T:2011:765





Order of the General Court (Seventh Chamber) of 16 December 2011 – Stichting Woonlinie and Others v Commission

(Case T-202/10)

State aid – Scheme of aid granted by the Netherlands to housing corporations – Existing aid – Decision accepting Member State’s commitments – Action for annulment – Not individually concerned – Inadmissibility

Actions for annulment – Natural or legal persons – Measures of direct and individual concern to them – Commission decision declaring modifications to an existing aid scheme concerning the general system of financing housing corporations compatible with the internal market – Access to the aid scheme opened on the basis of objective criteria and without limitation as to the number of potential beneficiaries – Action of a company eligible for that scheme – Inadmissibility (Art. 263, fourth para., TFEU) (see paras 23-24, 26-28, 32-33, 43)

Re:

APPLICATION for partial annulment of Commission Decision C(2009) 9963 final of 15 December 2009 relating to State aid E 2/2005 and N 642/2009 (Netherlands) – Existing and special project aid to housing corporations.

Operative part

1.

The action is dismissed as inadmissible.

2.

There is no need to adjudicate on the applications for leave to intervene of Vesteda Groep BV, the Netherlands Vereniging van Institutionele Beleggers in Vastgoed, the Société wallonne du logement, the Union sociale pour l’habitat and The European Liaison Committee for Social Housing (Cecodhas).

3.

Stichting Woonlinie, Stichting Allee Wonen, Woningstichting Volksbelang, Stichting WoonInvest and Stichting Woonstede are ordered to bear their own costs and pay those incurred by the European Commission.

4.

Vesteda Groep, the Netherlands Vereniging van Institutionele Beleggers in Vastgoed, the Société wallonne du logement, the Union sociale pour l’habitat and Cecodhas, applicants for leave to intervene, are ordered to bear their own costs.

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