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Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 21 March 2019 (requests for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato — Italy) — Mobit Soc. cons. arl v Regione Toscana (C-350/17), Autolinee Toscane SpA v Mobit Soc. cons. arl (C-351/17)

(Joined Cases C-350/17 and C-351/17) 1

(Reference for a preliminary ruling — Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 — Public passenger transport services by rail and by road — Article 5 — Award of public service contracts — Article 5(2) — Direct award — Concept of ‘internal operator’ — Authority exercising similar control — Article 8(2) — Transitional arrangements — Deadline for the expiry of the direct award)

Language of the case: Italian

Referring court

Consiglio di Stato

Parties to the main proceedings

(Case C-350/17)

Applicant: Mobit Soc. cons. arl

Defendant: Regione Toscana

Interveners: Autolinee Toscane SpA, Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) (C-350/17)

(Case C-351/17)

Applicant: Autolinee Toscane SpA

Defendant: Mobit Soc. cons. arl

Interveners: Regione Toscana, Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) (C-351/17)

Operative part of the judgment

Article 5 and Article 8(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) Nos 1191/69 and 1107/70 must be interpreted as meaning that Article 5 of Regulation No 1370/2007 is not applicable to an award procedure which has been carried out before 3 December 2019, so that a competent authority which awards, by an award decision closing a competitive tendering procedure, before that date, a public service concession contract for the provision of local passenger transport by road, is not required to comply with Article 5 of that regulation.

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1 OJ C 330, 2.10.2017.