Request for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato (Italy) lodged on 13 May 2019 — Benedetti Pietro e Angelo S.S. and Others v Agenzia per le Erogazioni in Agricoltura (AGEA)

(Case C-377/19)

Language of the case: Italian

Referring court

Consiglio di Stato

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellants: Benedetti Pietro e Angelo S.S., Capparotto Giampaolo e Lorenzino S.S., Gonzo Dino S.S., Soc. Agr. Semplice F.Lli Isolan, Mantovani Giuseppe e Giorgio S.S., Azienda Agricola Padovani Luigi, Az. Agr. La Pila di Mastrotto Piergiorgio e C. S.S., Azienda Agricola Mastrotto Giuseppe

Respondent: Agenzia per le Erogazioni in Agricoltura (AGEA)

Question referred

In circumstances such as those described, does Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 595/2004 1 preclude a national provision, such as that laid down in Article 9 of Decree-Law No 49/2003 in conjunction with Article 2(3) of Decree-Law No 157 of 24 June 2004, which lays down the criterion for identifying the priority category to which a levy unduly charged is to be refunded as whether or not the purchaser has made a regular monthly payment?

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1 Commission Regulation (EC) No 595/2004 of 30 March 2004 laying down detailed rules for applying Council Regulation (EC) No 1788/2003 establishing a levy in the milk and milk products sector (OJ 2004 L 94, p. 22).