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Case T-357/02 RENV: Judgment of the General Court of 14 July 2011 — Freistaat Sachsen v Commission (State aid — Aid granted by the authorities of the Free State of Saxony — Aid for coaching, participation in fairs, cooperation and design promotion — Decision declaring the aid scheme in part compatible and in part incompatible with the common market — Aid scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises — Failure to exercise discretion — Obligation to state reasons)

OJ C 269, 10.9.2011, p. 40–40 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

10.9.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 269/40


Judgment of the General Court of 14 July 2011 — Freistaat Sachsen v Commission

(Case T-357/02 RENV) (1)

(State aid - Aid granted by the authorities of the Free State of Saxony - Aid for coaching, participation in fairs, cooperation and design promotion - Decision declaring the aid scheme in part compatible and in part incompatible with the common market - Aid scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises - Failure to exercise discretion - Obligation to state reasons)

2011/C 269/86

Language of the case: German

Parties

Applicant: Freistaat Sachsen (Germany) (represented by: T. Lübbig, lawyer)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: K. Gross, V. Kreuschitz and T. Maxian Rusche, acting as Agents)

Re:

Action for annulment of the second paragraph of Article 2 and of Articles 3 and 4 of Commission Decision 2003/226/EC of 24 September 2002 on an aid scheme which the Federal Republic of Germany is planning to implement — ‘Guidelines on assistance for SMEs — Improving business efficiency in Saxony’: Subprogrammes 1 (Coaching), 4 (Participation in fairs), 5 (Cooperation) and 7 (Design promotion) (OJ 2003 L 91, p. 13)

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Freistaat Sachsen (Germany) to bear its own costs and to pay the costs incurred by the European Commission both before the General Court and before the Court of Justice.


(1)  OJ C 31, 8.2.2003.


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