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98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 301/7

The Commission hereby requests your Government to this letter, of any information contained herein which
inform the recipient firm and any purchaser of that firm they regard as business secrets and therefore confi-
without delay of the initiation of the Article 93(2) dential. In that event, the French authorities should state
proceedings and of the fact that it may have to repay any their reasons in detail. However, after 10 days, the
aid unlawfully received. Commission will consider that, in the opinion of the
French authorities, the letter does not contain any confi-
The Commission would also inform the French dential information and may be published in full.’
Government that it will be publishing this letter in the
Official Journal of the European Communities seeking The Commission hereby gives other Member States and
observations from other Member States and interested other interested parties notice to submit any observations
parties. In accordance with Protocol 27 to the on the measures in question within one month of the
Agreement on the European Economic Area, it will also date of publication of this notice, to:
be sending a copy of this letter to the European Free
Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority and
will publish a notice in the EEA supplement to the European Commission,
Official Journal. It will invite the EFTA Surveillance Directorate-General IV/H/2,
Authority, the EFTA Member States which signed the Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200,
Agreement on the European Economic Area and B-1049 Brussels,
interested third parties to submit their observations. Fax (32-2) 296Ø98Ø16.

The French authorities are therefore requested to inform The observations will be communicated to the French
the Commission, within 10 working days of the date of Government.

Appointment of members of the Consumer Committee

(98/C 301/05)

The Consumer Committee was set up by Commission Decision 95/260/EC of 13 June 1995Ø(Î)

By its Decision of 23 September 1998, the Commission has appointed the following member
and alternate member of the Consumer Committee, replacing the members previously
appointedØ(Ï) for the remainder of their them of office:

for Ireland:
Full member Alternate member
Mr Peter DARGAN Mrs Kitty HARLIN

(Î)ÙOJ L 162, 13.7.1995, p. 37.

(Ï)ÙOJ C 93, 28.3.1998, p. 22.