The General Court (“GC”) has handed down an order whereby it removes an appeal brought by Aeroporia Aigaiou Aeroporiki and Marfin Investment Group Symmetochon from its register. The applicants withdrew their appeal against the Commission’s decision prohibiting the proposed merger between Aegean Airlines S.A. and Olympic Air S.A., Olympic Handling S.A. and Olympic Engineering S.A. by a letter lodged with the GC, informing the GC that they wished to discontinue the proceedings. The Commission is currently examining the proposed merger, re-notified in February 2013 after a first attempt at the merger was prohibited in 2011, under a Phase II investigation following which a decision is due on 16 October 2013. Source: Case T-202/11