Case T- 201/17 Printeos, SA v European Commission (envelopes cartel) [Archived]
Case T- 201/17 Printeos, SA v European Commission (envelopes cartel) [Archived]

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  • Case T- 201/17 Printeos, SA v European Commission (envelopes cartel) [Archived]
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CASE HUB

NOTE—appeal lodged before the Court of Justice in Case C- 301/19 P

ARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 12 February 2019; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

Outline Appeal to the General Court against the Commission for recovery of interest retained by Commission following the reimbursement of a fine imposed in the envelopes cartel (AT.39780).

Outcome On 12 February 2019, the General Court issued its judgment, in which it ordered the Commission to pay damages amounting to €184,592.95, equivalent to the amount of default interest between the original payment of the fine by Printeos and the repayment of the fine following its annulment, plus additional interest for its refusal to pay interest on the reimbursed cartel fine.

Parties Applicant: Printeos, SA (Printeos), a Spanish envelope manufacturer.

Defendant: European Commission.

Background The Commission’s 2014 decision

On 11 December 2014, following an agreement by all cartelists to settle, the Commission issued its infringement decision in the ‘paper envelopes’ cartel, finding that a