Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 9 November 2017

European Commission v Hellenic Republic

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — State aid — Aid declared unlawful and incompatible with the internal market — Obligation to recover — Obligation to provide information — Non-implementation — Pleas in defence — Absolute impossibility of implementation

Case C-481/16


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
08/12/2017 Commission v Greece
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2017:845
09/11/2017 Commission v Greece
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:C:2017:845
09/11/2017 Commission v Greece
Application (OJ)
30/09/2016 Commission v Greece
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general - 'Information on unpublished decisions' section)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
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
        4.09.04.08.01 Obligations of the Member States
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
        4.09.04.08.01 Obligations of the Member States
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
        4.09.04.08.01 Obligations of the Member States
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
3 Legal proceedings
  3.01 Actions for failure to fulfil obligations
    3.01.03 Defences
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
        4.09.04.08.01 Obligations of the Member States


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 108 -P2 : paragraphs 16, 28, 40
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P3 : paragraph 3
  • TFEU, Article 288 : paragraph 23
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A14P3 : paragraphs 2, 24
  • Decision 2014/539 : paragraphs 3, 7, 9, 19 - 22, 31, 33 - 35, 37, 38, 40, 47, 48
  • Decision 2014/539 -A03 : paragraphs 1, 11, 41
  • Decision 2014/539 -A04 : paragraphs 1, 11, 41
  • Decision 2014/539 -A04P2 : paragraphs 8, 13
  • Decision 2014/539 -A05 : paragraphs 1, 6
  • Decision 2014/539 -A05P1 : paragraphs 44, 45
  • Decision 2014/539 -A05P2 : paragraphs 44, 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/05 -N28 : paragraph 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -529/09 -N101 : paragraph 29
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -529/09 -N91 : paragraph 23
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -529/09 -N99 : paragraph 28
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -610/10 -N104 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -610/10 -N72 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -527/12 -N38 : paragraph 24
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -63/14 -N62 : paragraph 46

Operative part

  • Reference : TFEU
  • Reference : Decision 2014/539
  • Reference : Decision 2014/539 -A03
  • Reference : Decision 2014/539 -A04
  • Reference : Decision 2014/539 -A05

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 02/09/2016

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

09/11/2017


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 5 from 08.01.2018, p.12

Application: OJ C 383 from 17.10.2016, p.9

Name of the parties

Commission v Greece

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid

Procedure and result

  • Action for a declaration of failure to fulfil obligations : application granted

Formation of the Court

sixième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Arabadjiev

Advocate General

Szpunar

Language(s) of the Case

  • Greek

Language(s) of the Opinion

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