Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 15 September 2011.

Federal Republic of Germany v European Commission.

Appeal - State aid - Introduction of digital terrestrial television in the Berlin-Brandenburg region - Article 87(3)(c) EC - Market failure - Proportionality - Technological neutrality - Incentive effect.

Case C-544/09 P.



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
14/10/2011 Germany v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2011:584
15/09/2011 Germany v Commission
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:C:2011:584
15/09/2011 Germany v Commission
Application (OJ)
27/02/2010 Germany v Commission
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Reports of Cases

2011 I-00128*

Pub somm

Subject-matter

Appeal against the judgment of the Court of First Instance (Seventh Chamber) of 6 October 2009 in Case T21/06 Germany v Commission by which the Court dismissed the action for annulment of Commission Decision 2006/513/EC of 9 November 2005 on the State Aid which the Federal Republic of Germany has implemented for the introduction of digital terrestrial television (DVB-T) in Berlin-Brandenburg (OJ 2006 L 200, p. 14) – Infringement of Article 107(3)(c) TFEU

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.03 Exceptions to the prohibition of aid
      4.09.03.02 Aid that may be considered to be compatible with the internal market (Article 107(3) TFEU)
        4.09.03.02.00 General
3 Legal proceedings
  3.10 Appeals
    3.10.06 Pleas in law
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.03 Exceptions to the prohibition of aid
      4.09.03.02 Aid that may be considered to be compatible with the internal market (Article 107(3) TFEU)
        4.09.03.02.06 Aid to undertakings operating in particular sectors
          4.09.03.02.06.00 General


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 17/12/2009

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

15/09/2011


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 51 from 27.02.2010, p.25

Judgment: OJ C 319 from 29.10.2011, p.5

Name of the parties

Germany v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Noti, K.: La jurisprudence de la Cour de justice et du Tribunal de l'Union européenne. Chronique des arrêts. Arrêt « République fédérale d'Allemagne c. Commission européenne », Revue du droit de l'Union européenne 2011 nº 3 p.484-491
  2. Koenig, Christian: A Plea for a More Refined State Aid Law Approach after a Crude Switch Over to Digital Television, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 2012 Vol. 3 nº 1 p.49-51
  3. Latrémolière, Franck: Does Case C-544/09 Concerning Berlin-Brandenburg Aid for Digital Terrestrial Television Endorse a Market Failure Test Under Article 107(3)(c)?, European State Aid Law Quarterly 2012 p.895-898



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment
  • Appeals : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

sixième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Lindh

Advocate General

Sharpston

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

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