Judgment of the General Court (Second Chamber) of 11 July 2018

Buonotourist Srl v European Commission

State aid — Undertaking operating networks of bus routes in the Regione Campania — Advantage — Service of general economic interest — Compensation for tariff obligations as a result of public service obligations, paid following a decision of a court ruling at final instance — Decision declaring the aid incompatible with the internal market — Existing aid and new aid — Regulation (EEC) No 1191/69 — Conditions for exemption from the requirement for notification — Article 4(5) and Article 7(6) of Regulation (EC) No 659/99 — Respective jurisdictions of the Commission and the national courts in respect of the monitoring of State aid — Force of res judicata of a judgment of a higher national court — Temporal application of the rules of substantive law — Legitimate expectations — Legal certainty

Case T-185/15



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
10/08/2018 Buonotourist v Commission
Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2018:430
11/07/2018 Buonotourist v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2018:430
11/07/2018 Buonotourist v Commission
Order
ECLI:EU:T:2016:539
08/09/2016 Buonotourist v Commission
Application (OJ)
22/05/2015 Buonotourist v Commission
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general - 'Information on unpublished decisions' section)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.04 Subject-matter, form of order sought and pleas in law
      3.08.04.03 New 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
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.06 Formal investigation procedure
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
        4.09.01.03.02 Compensation for the costs connected with a public service mission
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.02 Damage to competition and effect on trade
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.03 Direct effect of the final sentence of Article 108(3) TFEU and role of national courts
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.01 Sources of EU law
    1.01.02 General principles of law
      1.01.02.03 Principle of the protection of legitimate expectations
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.05 Legal acts of the European Union
    2.05.08 Application ratione temporis
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.05 Legal acts of the European Union
    2.05.08 Application ratione temporis
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.07 Transport
    4.07.02 Aid for transport
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.03 Exceptions to the prohibition of aid
      4.09.03.03 Regulations declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 3 -P1LB : paragraph 183
  • TFEU, Article 93 : paragraphs 54, 57, 74, 79, 153, 178, 193, 202
  • TFEU, Article 106 -P2 : paragraphs 125, 153, 202
  • TFEU, Article 107 : paragraphs 38, 54, 74, 153, 182, 193, 202
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P1 : paragraphs 32, 54, 112, 121 - 123, 137, 153, 160, 183, 185, 202, 206
  • TFEU, Article 108 : paragraphs 38, 54, 60, 74, 76, 80, 153, 155, 190, 193, 202
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P1 : paragraphs 60, 80, 181
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P2 : paragraphs 29, 160, 182
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P3 : paragraphs 27, 33, 39, 80, 92, 120, 159, 167, 185, 205
  • TFEU, Article 258 : paragraphs 54, 72, 179, 194
  • TFEU, Article 263 : paragraphs 54, 194
  • TFEU, Article 267 : paragraphs 54, 194
  • TEU, Article 4 -P3 : paragraphs 176, 186
  • Regulation 1191/69 : paragraphs 20, 56, 58, 70, 74, 76, 77, 115, 176, 196, 197, 210, 211, 219
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A01 : paragraphs 34, 54, 67, 82
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A02 : paragraphs 54, 83, 96, 100
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A02P5 : paragraphs 34, 106, 108
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A03 : paragraph 54
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A04 : paragraphs 54, 85, 178
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A04P1 : paragraph 84
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A05 : paragraphs 54, 178
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A06 : paragraphs 38, 54, 89, 91, 178
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A06P1 : paragraph 85
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A06P2 : paragraph 86
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A06P3 : paragraph 87
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A07 : paragraph 54
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A08 : paragraph 54
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A09 : paragraphs 54, 91
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A09P1 : paragraph 89
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A10 : paragraphs 25, 38, 54, 86, 88, 89, 96
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A11 : paragraphs 25, 38, 54, 60, 62, 68, 69, 86, 89, 94 - 96, 106, 118, 153, 178
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A12 : paragraphs 86, 90, 96
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A13 : paragraphs 35, 86, 91, 96, 116
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A13P2 : paragraph 91
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A17 : paragraphs 35, 36, 54, 57, 153, 178, 202
  • Regulation 1191/69 -A17P2 : paragraphs 33, 92, 95, 96, 120, 167, 205, 206
  • General Court - Rules of Procedure (1991) -A44P1LC : paragraphs 55, 72, 73, 174, 194, 202
  • Regulation 1893/91 : paragraphs 88, 89
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A01LB : paragraph 81
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A01LBPT3 : paragraphs 172, 189
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A01LBPT5 : paragraphs 95, 189
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A01LF : paragraphs 54, 74
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A01LG : paragraphs 54, 74
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A04 : paragraphs 54, 72, 160
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A04P5 : paragraphs 56, 157, 165, 169 - 171
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A04P6 : paragraphs 171, 172, 189
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A07 : paragraphs 54, 72, 161
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A07P6 : paragraphs 56, 157, 165, 170, 173
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A10 : paragraph 168
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A10P1 : paragraph 162
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A13 : paragraphs 163, 168, 170
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A13P2 : paragraph 165
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A15 : paragraphs 54, 72, 94
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A20P2 : paragraph 155
  • Regulation 794/2004 : paragraph 39
  • Regulation 1370/2007 : paragraphs 60, 196 - 199, 207, 210, 211, 220 - 223, 225
  • Regulation 1370/2007 -A03 : paragraph 37
  • Regulation 1370/2007 -A04 : paragraph 37
  • Regulation 1370/2007 -A06P1 : paragraph 37
  • Regulation 1370/2007 -A08P3 : paragraphs 205, 208
  • Regulation 1370/2007 -A09 : paragraphs 54, 202
  • Regulation 1370/2007 -N : paragraph 37
  • Regulation 271/2008 : paragraph 39
  • Secondary Legislation - Internal Act of the Institutions - 32015Q0423(01) -A88P2 : paragraph 231
  • Secondary Legislation - Internal Act of the Institutions - 32015Q0423(01) -A89P3 : paragraph 48
  • Secondary Legislation - Internal Act of the Institutions - 32015Q0423(01) -A91LD : paragraph 229
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P1 : paragraph 166
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P2 : paragraph 166
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P10 : paragraph 94
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P54 : paragraph 32
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P61 : paragraphs 61, 129
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P62 : paragraphs 66, 133
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P65 : paragraph 144
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P66 : paragraphs 145, 148
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P67 : paragraphs 145, 148
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P68 : paragraph 148
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P69 : paragraph 32
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P70 : paragraph 32
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P71 : paragraph 58
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P72 : paragraphs 33, 58
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P73 : paragraphs 33, 58, 96
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P74 : paragraphs 33, 58
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P75 : paragraphs 33, 34, 58
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P76 : paragraphs 33, 34, 58, 97
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P77 : paragraphs 33, 34, 58, 97
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P78 : paragraphs 33, 34, 58, 97
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P79 : paragraphs 33, 34, 58, 97, 113
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P80 : paragraphs 33, 34, 58, 98
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P81 : paragraphs 33, 34, 58
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P82 : paragraphs 33, 35, 58
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P83 : paragraphs 33, 35, 58
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P84 : paragraphs 33, 35, 58
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P85 : paragraphs 33, 35, 58
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P86 : paragraphs 33, 35, 58
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P87 : paragraphs 33, 35, 58
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P88 : paragraphs 33, 58
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P89 : paragraphs 37, 206
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P90 : paragraph 37
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P91 : paragraph 37
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P92 : paragraphs 37, 196, 207, 212 - 214, 221
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P93 : paragraph 37
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P94 : paragraph 37
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P95 : paragraph 37
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P96 : paragraph 37
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P97 : paragraph 37
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P98 : paragraph 37
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P99 : paragraph 37
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P100 : paragraph 37
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P101 : paragraph 37
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P102 : paragraph 37
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P103 : paragraph 38
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P104 : paragraph 38
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P105 : paragraph 38
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P106 : paragraph 38
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P107 : paragraph 38
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P108 : paragraph 38
  • Decision 2015/1075 -P109 : paragraph 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -106/77 -N21 : paragraph 184
  • General Court - Judgment T -358/94 -N56 : paragraph 183
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -367/95 -N63 : paragraph 224
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N87 : paragraph 123
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N88 : paragraph 124
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N89 : paragraph 125
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N90 : paragraph 126
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N92 : paragraph 127
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N93 : paragraph 128
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -224/01 -N45 : paragraph 184
  • General Court - Judgment T -198/01 -N67 : paragraph 152
  • General Court - Judgment T -289/03 -N162 : paragraph 125
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -222/04 -N142 : paragraph 143
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -119/05 -N50 : paragraph 185
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -119/05 -N51 : paragraph 185
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -119/05 -N52 : paragraph 185
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -413/06 -N181 : paragraph 225
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -334/07 : paragraph 218
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -428/08 -N66 : paragraph 203
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -507/08 -N52 : paragraph 191
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -507/08 -N53 : paragraph 191
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -507/08 -N54 : paragraph 191
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -507/08 -N55 : paragraph 191
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -507/08 -N56 : paragraph 191
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -507/08 -N57 : paragraph 191
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -507/08 -N59 : paragraph 187
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -507/08 -N60 : paragraph 187
  • General Court - Judgment T -303/10 -N119 : paragraph 110
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -197/11 -N74 : paragraph 122
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -197/11 -N84 : paragraph 123
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -630/11 -N134 : paragraph 192
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -630/11 -N74 : paragraph 165
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -630/11 -N75 : paragraph 165
  • General Court - Judgment T -233/11 -N215 : paragraph 152
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -284/12 -N41 : paragraph 186
  • General Court - Judgment T -309/12 -N246 : paragraph 188
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -303/13 : paragraphs 209, 214, 216, 217
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -303/13 -N49 : paragraph 203
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -303/13 -N50 : paragraph 204
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -303/13 -N51 : paragraph 205
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -303/13 -N52 : paragraph 205
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -303/13 -N54 : paragraph 211
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -303/13 -N55 : paragraph 211
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -303/13 -N57 : paragraph 218
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -518/13 -N65 : paragraph 141
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -518/13 -N66 : paragraph 141
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -518/13 -N67 : paragraph 141
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -518/13 -N68 : paragraph 142
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -518/13 -N69 : paragraph 142
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -667/13 -N60 : paragraph 164
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -690/13 -N37 : paragraph 80
  • General Court - Judgment T -527/13 -N43 : paragraph 78
  • General Court - Judgment T -15/14 : paragraph 112

Operative part

  • Confirms : Decision 2015/1075

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 14/04/2015

Date of the Opinion

Information not available

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

11/07/2018


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 301 from 27.08.2018, p.24

Application: OJ C 190 from 08.06.2015, p.27

Name of the parties

Buonotourist v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Transports terrestres et obligations de service public, Europe 2018 Octobre Comm. nº 10 p.45-46 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid

Procedure and result

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

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Berke

Advocate General

Information not available

Language(s) of the Case

  • Italian

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available