On 27 August 2011, details were published in the Official Journal of an appeal to the General Court against a Commission decision to reject a complaint that Repsol had not complied with commitments that it had previously accepted under Article 9 of Regulation 1/2003 in relation to its agreements with service stations. In the contested decision, the Commission considered that there were not sufficient grounds to find that Repsol had failed to comply with its commitments. The applicants are now relying on two pleas in law in support of their action: (1) that the findings of the National Competition Authority of an infringement of Article 101 TFEU should have been sufficient for the Commission to consider it well established that Repsol had failed to comply with its commitments; and (2) the Commission’s failure to intervene threatens the mechanisms underlying the acceptance of commitments as an alternative solution to imposing sanctions and could lead to a blatant denial of legal protection. The applicants have requested that the General Court annul the Commission’s decision and orders the Commission to impose a fine or penalty payments on Repsol. Read more.