Request for a preliminary ruling from the Curtea de Apel Constanța (Romania) lodged on 12 April 2019 — Ira Invest SRL v Agenția de Plăți și Intervenție pentru Agricultură — Centrul Județean Tulcea

(Case C-304/19)

Language of the case: Romanian

Referring court

Curtea de Apel Constanța

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant/applicant at first instance: Ira Invest SRL

Respondent/defendant at first instance: Agenția de Plăți și Intervenție pentru Agricultură — Centrul Județean Tulcea

Question referred

Must Article 4(1)(b), (c), (e) and (f), Article 10, Article 21(1) and Article 32(1) to (5) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 1 be interpreted as precluding national legislation which, in the circumstances of the main proceedings, excludes a farmer from payment of entitlements on the ground that land with aquaculture facilities used as arable land does not constitute an ‘agricultural area’ within the meaning of Article 4 of the regulation?

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1 Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 637/2008 and Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 (OJ 2013 L 347, p. 608).