On 8 September 2011, the ECJ reversed a ruling of the General Court relating to a Dutch emissions trading scheme. The Commission had originally found that the scheme was sufficiently selective and therefore constituted state aid, however the General Court disagreed on the issue of selectivity and set the decision aside. The ECJ in reversing the General Court’s ruling held that the scheme was selective even though the measure was applied on objective rather than geographical or sectoral criteria. Read more.