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Case T-712/16: Judgment of the General Court of 16 May 2018 — Deutsche Lufthansa v Commission (Competition — Concentrations — Air transport market — Decision declaring a concentration compatible with the internal market subject to certain commitments — Request for a waiver of part of the obligations forming the subject matter of the commitments — Proportionality — Legitimate expectations — Principle of good administration — Misuse of powers)

OJ C 231, 2.7.2018, p. 23–24 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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Case T-712/16: Judgment of the General Court of 16 May 2018 — Deutsche Lufthansa v Commission (Competition — Concentrations — Air transport market — Decision declaring a concentration compatible with the internal market subject to certain commitments — Request for a waiver of part of the obligations forming the subject matter of the commitments — Proportionality — Legitimate expectations — Principle of good administration — Misuse of powers)

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Judgment of the General Court of 16 May 2018 — Deutsche Lufthansa v Commission

(Case T-712/16) ( 1 )

‛(Competition — Concentrations — Air transport market — Decision declaring a concentration compatible with the internal market subject to certain commitments — Request for a waiver of part of the obligations forming the subject matter of the commitments — Proportionality — Legitimate expectations — Principle of good administration — Misuse of powers)’

2018/C 231/28Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Cologne, Germany) (represented by: S. Völcker, lawyer)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: A. Biolan, H. Leupold and I. Zaloguin, acting as Agents)

Re:

Application under Article 263 TFEU for annulment of Commission Decision C(2016) 4964 final of 25 July 2016 rejecting the applicant’s request for a waiver of certain commitments rendered binding by the Commission Decision of 4 July 2005 approving the merger in Case COMP/M.3770 –– Lufthansa/Swiss.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Annuls, in so far as it concerns the Zurich-Stockholm route, Commission Decision C(2016) 4964 final of 25 July 2016 rejecting Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s request for a waiver of certain commitments rendered binding by the Commission decision of 4 July 2005 approving the merger in Case COMP/M.3770 –– Lufthansa/Swiss;

2.

Dismisses the action as to the remainder;

3.

Orders each party to bear its own costs.


( 1 ) OJ C 462, 12.12.2016.

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