European Union – Public procurement. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, inter alia, that arts 41(1), 43 and 45 of Directive 2004/18 had to be interpreted as meaning that, where the conditions for the application of the grounds for exclusion set out in art 45 of that directive were not fulfilled, that article did not preclude the adoption by a contracting authority of a decision not to award a contract for which a procurement procedure had been held and not to proceed with the definitive award of the contract to the sole tenderer remaining in contention to whom the contract had been provisionally awarded.