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2003 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 135/25

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE JUDGMENT OF THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

of 10 April 2003 of 10 April 2003

in Case T-353/00: Jean-Marie Le Pen v European Parlia- in Case T-366/00: Scott SA v Commission of the European
ment ( 1) Communities ( 1)

(Action for annulment — State aid — Regulation (EC)


(Act of the Parliament — Disqualification of a Member of
No 659/1999 — Article 15 — Limitation period — Recovery
the European Parliament from holding office — Application
of aid — Act interrupting the limitation period)
of national law — Action for annulment — Challengeable
act — Inadmissibility)

(2003/C 135/38)
(2003/C 135/37)

(Language of the case: English)

(Language of the case: French)

In Case T-366/00, Scott SA, established in Saint-Cloud (France),


represented by Sir Jeremy Lever QC, G. Peretz, Barrister, and
In Case T-353/00, Jean-Marie Le Pen, residing at Saint-Cloud R. Griffith, Solicitor, with an address for service in Luxem-
(France), represented by F. Wagner, lawyer, v European bourg, supported by French Republic (Agents: F. Million,
Parliament (Agents: H. Krück and C. Karamarcos), supported G. de Bergues and S. Seam), v Commission of the European
by French Republic (Agents: R. Abraham, G. de Bergues, Communities (Agents: G. Rozet and J. Flett): Application for
D. Colas and L. Bernheim): Application for annulment of the partial annulment of Commission Decision 2002/14/EC of
decision in the form of a declaration of the President of the 12 July 2000 on the State aid granted by France to Scott Paper
European Parliament of 23 October 2000 on the disqualifi- SA Kimberly-Clark (OJ 2002 L 12, p. 1), the Court of First
cation of the applicant from holding office as a Member of Instance (Fifth Chamber, Extended Composition), composed
the European Parliament, the Court of First Instance (Fifth of: J.D. Cooke, President, R. García-Valdecasas, P. Lindh,
Chamber), composed of: J.D. Cooke, President, R. García- N.J. Forwood and H. Legal, Judges; J. Palacio González,
Valdecasas and P. Lindh, Judges; J. Palacio González, Principal Principal Administrator, for the Registrar, has given a judgment
Administrator, for the Registrar, has given a judgment on on 10 April 2003, in which it:
10 April 2003, in which it:

1. Dismisses the application for annulment of Article 2 of


1. Dismisses the application as inadmissible; Commission Decision 2002/14/EC of 12 July 2000 in so far
as it alleges that the Commission infringed Article 15 of
Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 of 22 March 1999
laying down detailed rules for the application of Article [88 EC];
2. Orders the applicant to bear his own costs and to pay those of
the Parliament in the main proceedings and in the proceedings
on the application for interim relief;
2. Orders that the remainder of the proceedings be continued;

3. Orders the French Republic bear its own costs.


3. Reserves the costs.

( 1) OJ C 28 of 27.01.2001. (1 ) OJ C 61 of 24.2.2001.