Judgment of the General Court (Fifth Chamber) of 16 July 2014

Federal Republic of Germany v European Commission

State aid — Animal carcass and slaughter waste disposal services — Maintaining epidemic reserve capacity — Decision declaring aid to be incompatible with the internal market — Advantage — Service of general economic interest — Compensation relating to a public service obligation — Effect on trade between Member States and distortion of competition — Need for aid — Subsidiarity — Duty to state reasons

Case T‑295/12



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
08/08/2014 Germany v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2014:675
16/07/2014 Germany v Commission
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2014:675
16/07/2014 Germany v Commission
Application (OJ)
23/08/2012 Germany v Commission
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Reports of Cases

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Subject-matter

Annulment of Commission Decision C(2012) 2557 final of 25 April 2012 declaring aid granted by the German authorities to a provider of services in relation to the disposal of animal carcasses and abattoir waste (‘Zweckverband Tierkörperbeseitigung’), in the form of annual contributions as compensation for losses allegedly suffered by that provider in discharging the public service obligation of keeping capacity in reserve to cope with the increase in the number of carcasses in the event of an epidemic, to be State aid incompatible with the internal market (State aid C 19/2010 (ex NN 23/2010)).

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Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 152 -P4LB : paragraph 61
  • TFEU, Article 3 -P1LB : paragraph 176
  • TFEU, Article 14 : paragraphs 45, 175
  • TFEU, Article 106 -P2 : paragraphs 42, 65, 67, 165 - 173, 175
  • TFEU, Article 107 : paragraph 176
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P1 : paragraphs 42, 65, 68 - 164, 175
  • TFEU, Article 108 : paragraph 176
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P2L1 : paragraph 176
  • TFEU, Article 109 : paragraph 176
  • TFEU, Article 168 : paragraph 45
  • TFEU, Article 191 -P2 : paragraph 61
  • TFEU, Article 296 : paragraph 145
  • TEU, Article 5 -P1 : paragraph 45
  • TEU, Article 5 -P2 : paragraph 45
  • TEU, Article 5 -P3 : paragraph 176
  • Regulation 1069/2009 : paragraph 61
  • Decision 2012/485 : paragraphs 17 - 186
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -179/90 : paragraph 46
  • General Court - Judgment T -44/90 : paragraph 98
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -242/95 : paragraph 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -367/95 : paragraph 145
  • General Court - Judgment T -106/95 : paragraphs 44, 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -156/98 : paragraphs 146, 185
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -206/98 : paragraph 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -209/98 : paragraph 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -400/99 : paragraph 180
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 : paragraphs 69 - 138, 157, 161, 165, 170, 181, 185
  • General Court - Judgment T -254/00 : paragraphs 142, 144
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -126/01 : paragraphs 59, 60
  • General Court - Judgment T -157/01 : paragraphs 141, 143, 145, 147
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -36/02 : paragraph 79
  • General Court - Judgment T -17/02 : paragraph 44
  • General Court - Judgment T -297/02 : paragraph 158
  • General Court - Judgment T -301/02 : paragraph 158
  • General Court - Judgment T -388/02 : paragraph 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -88/03 : paragraph 163
  • General Court - Judgment T -289/03 : paragraphs 45, 46, 51, 72, 87, 96, 110, 116, 131, 132
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -148/04 : paragraphs 151, 152
  • General Court - Judgment T -309/04 : paragraphs 44, 97
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -75/05 : paragraph 169
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -188/07 : paragraph 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 : paragraph 144
  • General Court - Judgment T -568/08 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -71/09 : paragraph 144
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -138/09 : paragraph 181
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -459/10 : paragraph 181
  • General Court - Judgment T -137/10 : paragraph 131
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -197/11 : paragraphs 151, 152
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -288/11 : paragraph 176

Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 04/07/2012

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

16/07/2014


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 292 from 01.09.2014, p.35

Application: OJ C 273 from 08.09.2012, p.15

Name of the parties

Germany v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Frenz, Walter: Beihilfenrückforderung durch Verursacherprinzip und trotz BVerwG-Urteil, Deutsches Verwaltungsblatt 2014 p.1531-1534 (DE)
  2. Wiemer, Dirk T.: Staatliche Beihilfen - Dienstleistungen der Beseitigung von Tierkörpern und von Schlachtabfällen - Vorhaltung einer Seuchenreservekapazität - Beschluss, mit dem die Beihilfen für mit dem Binnenmarkt unvereinbar erklärt werden - Vorteil - Dienstleistung von allgemeinem wirtschaftlichem Interesse - Ausgleich für eine gemeinwirtschaftliche Verpflichtung - Beeinträchtigung des Handels zwischen Mitgliedstaaten und Wettbewerbsverzerrung - Notwendigkeit der Beihilfe - Subsidiarität - Begründungspflicht, Zeitschrift für Beihilfenrecht 2014 p.171-172 (DE)
  3. Peiffert, Olivier: Aide d'état à un service d'élimination de carcasses d'animaux et de déchets d'abattoirs, Revue de droit rural 2014 nº 427 p.52-54 (FR)
  4. Idot, Laurence: Notion d'entreprise et notion de SIEG, Europe 2014 Octobre Comm. nº 10 p.43-44 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

cinquième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Dittrich

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

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