Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 1 October 2015

Electrabel SA and Dunamenti Erőmű Zrt v European Commission

Appeal — State aid — Aid granted by the Hungarian authorities to certain electricity generators — Power purchase agreements concluded between a public undertaking and certain electricity generators — Decision declaring that aid incompatible with the common market and ordering its recovery — Meaning of ‘party’ capable of bringing an appeal before the Court — Accession of Hungary to the European Union — Date relevant to the assessment of the existence of aid — Concept of State aid — Advantage — Private investor test — Methodology for calculating the amount of aid

Case C-357/14 P



Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
30/10/2015 Electrabel and Dunamenti Erőmű v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2015:642
01/10/2015 Electrabel and Dunamenti Erőmű v Commission
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2015:642
01/10/2015 Electrabel and Dunamenti Erőmű v Commission
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2015:435
01/07/2015 Electrabel and Dunamenti Erőmű v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
05/09/2014 Electrabel and Dunamenti Erőmű v Commission
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.41 Right to good administration
3 Legal proceedings
  3.10 Appeals
    3.10.02 Interest in bringing proceedings
3 Legal proceedings
  3.10 Appeals
    3.10.06 Pleas in law
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.01 Existing aid and new aid
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.01 Existing aid and new aid
8 Accession of new Member States
  8.01 Acts of accession
    8.01.02 Acts of accession from 2003 onwards
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.03 Advantage conferred on an undertaking
        4.09.01.03.01 Private investor/private creditor test
          4.09.01.03.01.00 General
3 Legal proceedings
  3.10 Appeals
    3.10.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.08 Implementation of the Commission decision and recovery
        4.09.04.08.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.08 Implementation of the Commission decision and recovery
        4.09.04.08.02 Beneficiaries of the aid to be recovered
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.08 Implementation of the Commission decision and recovery
        4.09.04.08.03 Amount of aid to be recovered


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

  • 12003TN04/03 -A01 : points 73, 85
  • 12003TN04/03 -A01P1 : point 77
  • 12003TN04/05 : points 62, 70 - 76, 82, 83, 86, 92, 110, 123
  • TFEU - Protocol No 3 -A56L2 : point 44
  • TFEU - Protocol No 3 -A56L3 : point 45
  • TFEU - Protocol No 3 -A61L1 : point 175
  • TFEU, Article 106 -P2 : point 60
  • TFEU, Article 107 : points 60, 164
  • Directive 96/92 : point 122
  • Directive 2003/54 : point 122
  • Decision 2008/214 -PT81 : point 125
  • Decision 2008/214 -PT82 : point 125
  • Decision 2009/174 : point 126
  • Decision 2009/174 -PT55 : point 126
  • Decision 2009/174 -PT56 : point 126
  • Decision 2009/174 -PT57 : point 125
  • Decision 2009/609 : points 1 - 185
  • Decision 2010/690 -PT169 : point 125
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -387/92 -N19 : point 78
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -348/93 -N27 : point 158
  • General Court - Judgment T -16/96 -N76 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -295/97 -N48 : point 78
  • General Court - Judgment T -298/97 -N142 : point 78
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -390/98 : points 2, 135, 138 - 140, 144, 145, 149, 154, 155, 157
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -390/98 -N77 : point 144
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -390/98 -N78 : point 147
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -480/98 -N35 : point 158
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -328/99 : points 117, 155
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -328/99 -N41 : point 115
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -328/99 -N83 : point 145
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/99 -N71 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/99 -N76 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/99 -N77 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/99 -N78 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/99 -N79 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/99 -N80 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/99 -N81 : points 87, 118
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/99 -N82 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -482/99 -N83 : point 87
  • General Court - Judgment T -228/99 -N246 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -277/00 : points 146, 158
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -53/00 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -74/00 -N180 : points 145, 147
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 : points 2, 138 - 140, 144, 145, 147 - 149, 154 - 156, 163, 164
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N80 : point 144
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N81 : points 143, 147, 161
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N86 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N87 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N88 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N89 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N90 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N91 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N92 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N93 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N94 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N95 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N96 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N97 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Order C -323/00 -N43 : point 178
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -148/04 -N113 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -525/04 -N57 : point 178
  • General Court - Judgment T -196/04 -N41 : point 178
  • General Court - Judgment T -303/05 : point 132
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/06 : point 165
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -341/06 -N134 : point 176
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -501/06 -N163 : point 178
  • General Court - Judgment T -80/06 : points 29, 34, 72, 81
  • General Court - Judgment T -80/06 -N54 : point 79
  • General Court - Judgment T -80/06 -N60 : point 78
  • General Court - Judgment T -80/06 -N65 : point 178
  • General Court - Judgment T -80/06 -N66 : point 178
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -214/07 : point 149
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -214/07 : points 147, 151
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -214/07 -N16 : point 143
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -214/07 -N48 : point 164
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -214/07 -N55 : point 164
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -214/07 -N58 : point 163
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -290/07 -N64 : point 178
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -290/07 -N65 : point 178
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -290/07 -N66 : point 178
  • General Court - Judgment T -468/08 : points 29, 34
  • General Court - Judgment T -468/08 -N89 : point 126
  • General Court - Order T -352/08 : point 29
  • General Court - Order T -370/08 : point 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -454/09 -N36 : point 163
  • General Court - Judgment T -179/09 : points 1 - 185
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -124/10 : point 115
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -124/10 -N104 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -610/10 -N104 : point 163
  • General Court - Judgment T -29/10 -N78 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -262/11 -N52 : point 85
  • General Court - Judgment T -489/11 -N61 : point 85
  • General Court - Judgment T -489/11 -N62 : point 85
  • General Court - Judgment T -489/11 -N63 : point 85
  • General Court - Judgment T -489/11 -N64 : point 85
  • General Court - Judgment T -489/11 -N66 : point 85
  • General Court - Judgment T -489/11 -N67 : point 85
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -513/13 -N42 : point 176
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -620/13 -N29 : point 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -672/13 : point 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -672/13 -N64 : point 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -37/14 : points 147, 152, 155, 170
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -37/14 -N83 : point 145
  • General Court - Order T -40/14 : point 28


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 21/07/2014

Date of the Opinion

  • 01/07/2015

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

01/10/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 381 from 16.11.2015, p.9

Application: OJ C 329 from 22.09.2014, p.8

Name of the parties

Electrabel and Dunamenti Erőmű v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Adhésion et qualification d'aide nouvelle, Europe 2015 Décembre Comm. nº 12 p.41 (FR)
  2. Baratta, Ágnes: Végleges: tiltott állami támogatást tartalmaztak a HTM-ek – az Electrabel & Dunamenti Erőmű kontra Bizottság ítélet ismertetése, Versenytükör 2015 2. szám p.71-77 (HU)
  3. D., J.: Accords d’achat d’électricité — Date d’appréciation de l’existence d’une aide, Concurrences : revue des droits de la concurrence 2016 nº 01 p.152-156 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment
  • Appeals : dismissal on grounds of inadmissibility
  • Appeals : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Regan

Advocate General

Wathelet

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French