Third time lucky: General Court confirms Commission decision over alumnia tax repayments



of the formal investigation procedure and, on the other, the aid schemes had not been notified to the Commission in any way.

The undertakings in question therefore could not reasonably believe, despite the delay in the investigation procedure, that the Commission’s doubts no longer existed and that the exemptions at issue would encounter no objection. It followed that the Commission was justified in ordering the recovery of the aid at issue.