(Changes to stake to state in headline)
FRANKFURT Oct 24 The European Court of Justice
said on Thursday it was asking the European Union's
second-highest court to review its 2011 decision to reject a
challenge by Deutsche Post DHL against the reopening
of a probe into possible state aid.
Deutsche Post, Europe's biggest mail and express delivery
company, had tried to have shut down an investigation the EU
Commission started in 2007, but the General Court of the EU said
in late 2011 that the challenge was inadmissible because the
investigation really related to a probe that has been going on
for 12 years.
(Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Victoria Bryan)