On 27 September 2011, the General Court dismissed an appeal by 3F to annul the Commission’s decision in respect to Danish fiscal measures applicable to seafarers employed on Danish vessels. 3F argued that the Commission had faced serious difficulty in establishing whether the measures amounted to unlawful state aid and therefore should have opened a formal investigation. The General Court found that 3F had failed to establish the existence of such serious difficulty and therefore dismissed the appeal. Read more.