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Gerard Hogan, advocate general of the European Union Court of Justice said in a non-binding opinion that EU judges should dismiss an appeal by Austria aimed at overturning the approval of UK aid to support construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant. He added that a lower EU tribunal was “fully entitled” to dismiss the Austrian challenge.

Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newseu-advocate-general-supports-hinkley-point-project-despite-austrian-protests-7917762

The European Court of Justice should dismiss an appeal brought by Austria in respect of the European Commission's approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power plant in the UK, Advocate General Gerard Hogan has concluded. His opinion will be taken into account when the European Court of Justice rules on Austria's appeal of the General Court's 2018 decision to reject the case.

Date: Friday, 08 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Dismiss-Austrias-appeal-against-HPC-aid-Advocate-G

The General Court of the European Union (the EU’s second highest court) on 12 July dismissed a lawsuit against the European Commission's approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in the UK, which was filed by Austria and supported by Luxembourg. According to the court, the EC "did not err" in accepting the UK's position that construction of the plant is in the UK public interest. 

Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newseu-court-dismisses-austrian-objections-to-hinkley-point-c-6246942