On 12 June 2012, the Commission announced that it has opened an in-depth investigation into whether the marketing measures put into effect by AMA between 1995 and 2008 comply with EU State aid rules. This investigation follows the annulment of the Commission’s previous decision which did not raise any objections to the AMA scheme. Both the General Court and European Court of Justice ruled that the Commission should have opened an in-depth investigation into these aid measures. AMA is a public law body which supervises the use of quality and organic labels in Austria, plans and coordinates promotion measures, produces information materials on quality programmes and labels, and commissions research on quality in agricultural production. The investigation focuses on marketing measures related to AMA’s quality and organic labels and generic products, which seem to have characteristics of State aid; however, the Commission now doubts whether the aid would be compatible with EU State aid rules. Read more.