Judgment of the General Court (Fifth Chamber) of 12 July 2018

Republic of Austria v European Commission

State aid — Aid planned by the United Kingdom in favour of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station — Contract for Difference, Secretary of State Agreement and Credit Guarantee — Decision declaring the aid compatible with the internal market — Article 107(3)(c) TFEU — Public interest objective — Promotion of nuclear energy — Need for State intervention — Guarantee Notice — Determination of the aid element — Proportionality — Investment aid — Operating aid — Right to submit observations — Public procurement procedure — Obligation to state reasons

Case T-356/15



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
17/08/2018 Austria v Commission
Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2018:439
12/07/2018 Austria v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
25/09/2015 Austria v Commission
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Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Euratom Treaty (Rome), Article 1 -L2 : paragraphs 96, 97, 507
  • Euratom Treaty (Rome), Article 2 -LC : paragraphs 65, 75, 93, 96, 97, 104, 107, 140, 143, 144, 237, 371, 507, 512
  • 11957A040: : paragraphs 65, 115, 117
  • Euratom Treaty (Rome), Article 192 -L1 : paragraphs 97, 107, 371, 507
  • Euratom Treaty (Rome), Article 208 : paragraphs 101, 11994N, N, 103
  • Treaty of Lisbon 2007, Protocol B 2 -C2 : paragraph 77
  • TFEU, Article 30 : paragraph 690
  • TFEU, Article 107 : paragraphs 54, 57, 58, 65, 66, 71 - 73, 76, 78, 96, 251, 312, 496
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P1 : paragraphs 9, 192
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P3 : paragraph 160
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P3LA : paragraph 624
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P3LB : paragraph 218
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P3LC : paragraphs 10, 46 - 49, 65 - 67, 82 - 88, 97, 103, 105, 108, 109, 112 - 114, 118, 120, 126, 139 - 141, 143, 144, 147, 148, 150, 151, 220, 234, 237, 240, 242, 246 - 254, 370 - 372, 497, 516, 575, 580, 583, 591, 601, 617, 618, 622, 624, 625, 628
  • TFEU, Article 108 : paragraphs 58, 251, 496, 497
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P2 : paragraphs 696, 701
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P2L1 : paragraphs 699, 700
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P3 : paragraphs 263, 264
  • TFEU, Article 110 : paragraph 690
  • TFEU, Article 142 : paragraph 90
  • TFEU, Article 194 -P1 : paragraph 110
  • TFEU, Article 194 -P2L2 : paragraphs 97, 105, 237, 507, 526
  • TFEU, Article 296 : paragraph 63
  • TFEU - Protocol No 3 -A40L4 : paragraph 55
  • TEU, Article 34 : paragraph 90
  • 12010A106BIS -P1 : paragraph 77
  • 12010A106BIS -P3 : paragraphs 77, 112, 517
  • Secondary Legislation - Document published in the OJ C series- 31994Y0310(01) : paragraph 612
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A06P1 : paragraphs 569, 627, 696, 704
  • Directive 2004/17 : paragraphs 558, 636, 638, 639, 641, 646, 652, 655, 660, 663, 666, 668, 669, 673 - 676, 689
  • Directive 2004/17 -A01P2LA : paragraphs 642, 647, 648, 651
  • Directive 2004/17 -A01P2LB : paragraph 643
  • Directive 2004/17 -A01P2LCL1 : paragraph 644
  • Directive 2004/17 -A01P2LDL1 : paragraph 645
  • Directive 2004/17 -A01P3LA : paragraphs 653, 656
  • Directive 2004/17 -A01P3LB : paragraphs 654, 658
  • Directive 2004/18 : paragraphs 558, 632, 636, 638, 639, 641, 646, 652, 655, 660, 663, 666, 668, 669, 673 - 676, 689
  • Directive 2004/18 -A01P2LA : paragraphs 642, 647, 648, 651
  • Directive 2004/18 -A01P2LB : paragraph 643
  • Directive 2004/18 -A01P2LCL1 : paragraph 644
  • Directive 2004/18 -A01P2LDL1 : paragraph 645
  • Directive 2004/18 -A01P3 : paragraphs 653, 656
  • Directive 2004/18 -A01P4 : paragraphs 654, 658
  • Directive 2004/109 -A02P1LB : paragraphs 319, 320
  • Regulation 794/2004 -N1PT1 : paragraph 253
  • Decision 2005/407 -C239 : paragraph 66
  • Decision 2006/211 : paragraphs 640, 676
  • Decision 2006/643 -C162 : paragraph 66
  • Directive 2008/22 : paragraph 319
  • Directive 2009/72 -A08 : paragraphs 633, 636, 638, 677, 680, 684, 689
  • Directive 2009/72 -A08P1 : paragraphs 681 - 683
  • Decision 2009/609 -C396 : paragraph 624
  • Decision 2009/609 -C397 : paragraph 624
  • Directive 2014/23 -C12 : paragraph 659
  • Regulation 651/2014 : paragraphs 141, 496, 497
  • Regulation 651/2014 -A04 : paragraph 251
  • Regulation 651/2014 -A06 : paragraph 140
  • Regulation 651/2014 -A07 : paragraph 251
  • Regulation 651/2014 -A08 : paragraph 251
  • Regulation 651/2014 -C23 : paragraph 251
  • Regulation 651/2014 -C25 : paragraph 251
  • Regulation 651/2014 -CH3 : paragraph 251
  • Decision 2015/658 : paragraph 3
  • Decision 2015/658 -A01L1 : paragraph 11
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT2.1 : paragraphs 4, 271
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT2.2 : paragraphs 8, 289
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT2.3 : paragraph 7
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT7 : paragraph 9
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT7.8 : paragraph 287
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT7.9 : paragraph 465
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT8.1 : paragraph 581
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT8.1.7 : paragraphs 572, 573
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9 : paragraphs 10, 618
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.1 : paragraphs 10, 558, 600
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.2 : paragraphs 10, 65, 113, 123, 136, 534, 618
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.3 : paragraphs 10, 88, 108, 146, 152, 158, 225, 240, 271, 564 - 566, 618
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.4 : paragraphs 10, 88, 108, 562, 564 - 566
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.5 : paragraphs 10, 88, 108, 367, 369, 560, 618
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.5.1 : paragraphs 288, 540
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.5.2 : paragraphs 271, 544
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.5.3.1 : paragraphs 289, 290, 339
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.5.3.2 : paragraphs 271, 398
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.5.3.3 : paragraphs 398, 549
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.6 : paragraphs 10, 88, 108, 367, 369, 564, 618
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.6.1 : paragraphs 465, 466
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.6.2 : paragraphs 465, 490
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.6.3 : paragraph 465
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.6.4 : paragraph 465
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT9.6.5 : paragraph 465
  • Decision 2015/658 -PT10 : paragraph 10
  • Decision 2015/658 -C14 : paragraph 486
  • Decision 2015/658 -C16 : paragraph 708
  • Decision 2015/658 -C31 : paragraph 606
  • Decision 2015/658 -C43 : paragraph 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C44 : paragraph 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C45 : paragraph 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C46 : paragraph 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C47 : paragraph 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C48 : paragraph 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C49 : paragraphs 313, 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C53 : paragraph 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C70 : paragraph 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C71 : paragraph 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C72 : paragraph 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C73 : paragraphs 262, 265, 266, 708
  • Decision 2015/658 -C78 : paragraph 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C89 : paragraph 712
  • Decision 2015/658 -C126 : paragraph 713
  • Decision 2015/658 -C145 : paragraph 713
  • Decision 2015/658 -C163 : paragraph 713
  • Decision 2015/658 -C178 : paragraph 713
  • Decision 2015/658 -C199 : paragraph 405
  • Decision 2015/658 -C219 : paragraph 649
  • Decision 2015/658 -C250 : paragraph 535
  • Decision 2015/658 -C251 : paragraph 535
  • Decision 2015/658 -C252 : paragraph 535
  • Decision 2015/658 -C253 : paragraph 535
  • Decision 2015/658 -C254 : paragraph 535
  • Decision 2015/658 -C259 : paragraph 409
  • Decision 2015/658 -C260 : paragraph 409
  • Decision 2015/658 -C261 : paragraph 409
  • Decision 2015/658 -C262 : paragraph 409
  • Decision 2015/658 -C263 : paragraph 409
  • Decision 2015/658 -C312 : paragraphs 649, 662 - 665
  • Decision 2015/658 -C313 : paragraphs 649, 667
  • Decision 2015/658 -C317 : paragraph 277
  • Decision 2015/658 -C318 : paragraph 277
  • Decision 2015/658 -C319 : paragraph 277
  • Decision 2015/658 -C320 : paragraph 277
  • Decision 2015/658 -C321 : paragraph 277
  • Decision 2015/658 -C322 : paragraphs 192, 277
  • Decision 2015/658 -C329 : paragraphs 522, 523
  • Decision 2015/658 -C336 : paragraph 304
  • Decision 2015/658 -C337 : paragraphs 278, 304
  • Decision 2015/658 -C338 : paragraph 304
  • Decision 2015/658 -C339 : paragraph 304
  • Decision 2015/658 -C344 : paragraphs 575, 581, 582, 617, 618
  • Decision 2015/658 -C345 : paragraphs 575, 582, 617, 618
  • Decision 2015/658 -C346 : paragraphs 575, 582, 617, 618
  • Decision 2015/658 -C347 : paragraphs 575, 582, 617, 618
  • Decision 2015/658 -C348 : paragraph 631
  • Decision 2015/658 -C349 : paragraph 714
  • Decision 2015/658 -C350 : paragraph 632
  • Decision 2015/658 -C356 : paragraph 649
  • Decision 2015/658 -C357 : paragraph 677
  • Decision 2015/658 -C358 : paragraphs 600, 632
  • Decision 2015/658 -C359 : paragraphs 559, 633, 693
  • Decision 2015/658 -C360 : paragraphs 559, 633, 693
  • Decision 2015/658 -C361 : paragraphs 559, 633, 693
  • Decision 2015/658 -C362 : paragraphs 559, 633, 693, 714
  • Decision 2015/658 -C363 : paragraphs 559, 633, 693
  • Decision 2015/658 -C364 : paragraphs 559, 633, 693
  • Decision 2015/658 -C365 : paragraph 631
  • Decision 2015/658 -C366 : paragraphs 59, 65, 69, 90, 123
  • Decision 2015/658 -C374 : paragraphs 59, 65, 69, 79, 88, 90, 108, 123
  • Decision 2015/658 -C375 : paragraph 137
  • Decision 2015/658 -C378 : paragraph 224
  • Decision 2015/658 -C379 : paragraph 224
  • Decision 2015/658 -C380 : paragraph 224
  • Decision 2015/658 -C381 : paragraphs 165, 168, 178, 199, 205, 208
  • Decision 2015/658 -C382 : paragraphs 155, 156, 166, 175
  • Decision 2015/658 -C383 : paragraphs 155, 156, 166, 424
  • Decision 2015/658 -C384 : paragraphs 181, 183, 185, 188
  • Decision 2015/658 -C385 : paragraphs 183, 185, 188, 208
  • Decision 2015/658 -C389 : paragraphs 562, 565
  • Decision 2015/658 -C390 : paragraph 298
  • Decision 2015/658 -C391 : paragraphs 137, 165
  • Decision 2015/658 -C392 : paragraphs 129, 133, 135 - 139, 153, 155, 157, 168, 178, 199, 205, 227
  • Decision 2015/658 -C393 : paragraph 482
  • Decision 2015/658 -C402 : paragraph 572
  • Decision 2015/658 -C403 : paragraphs 466, 470, 496
  • Decision 2015/658 -C404 : paragraphs 405, 413
  • Decision 2015/658 -C406 : paragraph 482
  • Decision 2015/658 -C416 : paragraphs 538, 540, 543
  • Decision 2015/658 -C424 : paragraph 542
  • Decision 2015/658 -C425 : paragraph 542
  • Decision 2015/658 -C426 : paragraph 542
  • Decision 2015/658 -C427 : paragraph 542
  • Decision 2015/658 -C432 : paragraph 313
  • Decision 2015/658 -C434 : paragraph 546
  • Decision 2015/658 -C446 : paragraph 546
  • Decision 2015/658 -C447 : paragraph 546
  • Decision 2015/658 -C458 : paragraph 546
  • Decision 2015/658 -C460 : paragraphs 357, 555
  • Decision 2015/658 -C461 : paragraphs 356, 357, 555
  • Decision 2015/658 -C463 : paragraphs 305, 542
  • Decision 2015/658 -C465 : paragraph 295
  • Decision 2015/658 -C472 : paragraph 314
  • Decision 2015/658 -C475 : paragraph 289
  • Decision 2015/658 -C476 : paragraph 289
  • Decision 2015/658 -C477 : paragraphs 305, 542
  • Decision 2015/658 -C479 : paragraph 278
  • Decision 2015/658 -C487 : paragraph 551
  • Decision 2015/658 -C497 : paragraph 490
  • Decision 2015/658 -C502 : paragraph 506
  • Decision 2015/658 -C503 : paragraphs 467, 506
  • Decision 2015/658 -C504 : paragraphs 467, 506
  • Decision 2015/658 -C505 : paragraphs 467, 506
  • Decision 2015/658 -C506 : paragraphs 468, 490, 506
  • Decision 2015/658 -C507 : paragraphs 468, 490, 506
  • Decision 2015/658 -C508 : paragraphs 405, 468, 490, 506
  • Decision 2015/658 -C509 : paragraphs 405, 469, 506
  • Decision 2015/658 -C510 : paragraphs 105, 144, 405, 409, 469, 475, 487, 506
  • Decision 2015/658 -C511 : paragraphs 405, 466, 487, 506
  • Decision 2015/658 -C547 : paragraphs 401, 506
  • Decision 2015/658 -C548 : paragraphs 367, 401, 465
  • Decision 2015/658 -C549 : paragraphs 690, 691
  • Decision 2015/658 -C551 : paragraphs 262, 265, 266, 708
  • Secondary Legislation - Internal Act of the Institutions - 32015Q0423(01) -A89 : paragraph 26
  • Secondary Legislation - Internal Act of the Institutions - 32015Q0423(01) -A142 : paragraph 55
  • Regulation 1589/2015 -A26 : paragraph 254
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52004XC1001(01) -P9 : paragraphs 327, 334, 336, 338
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52008XC0620(02) : paragraph 43
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52008XC0620(02) -PT1.3LA : paragraph 343
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52008XC0620(02) -PT3.2LA : paragraphs 323, 325, 340
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52008XC0620(02) -PT3.2LB : paragraph 312
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52008XC0620(02) -PT3.2LC : paragraphs 318, 319 - 322
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52008XC0620(02) -PT3.4LFL6 : paragraphs 341, 343 - 346
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52008XC0620(02) -PT4.1LA : paragraphs 323, 325, 340
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52008XC0620(02) -PT4.1LAL2 : paragraph 325
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52008XC0620(02) -PT4.1LB : paragraph 312
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52008XC0620(02) -PT4.1LC : paragraphs 318, 320, 322
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52008XC0620(02) -PT4.2 : paragraph 346
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52014XC0620(01) : paragraph 218
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52014XC0627(01) : paragraph 140
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52014XC0627(02) : paragraph 255
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52014XC0628(01) : paragraph 140
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52014XC0628(01) -PT3.3.2.1 : paragraph 625
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52014XC0628(01) -P18LA : paragraph 142
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52014XC0307(07) : paragraph 2
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -234/84 -N16 : paragraphs 333, 410
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -62/88 -N17 : paragraph 73
  • General Court - Judgment T -459/93 -N21 : paragraph 55
  • Court of Justice - Opinion 1/94 -N24 : paragraph 73
  • General Court - Judgment T -371/94 -N282 : paragraph 370
  • General Court - Judgment T -371/94 -N283 : paragraph 370
  • General Court - Judgment T -371/94 -N58 : paragraph 700
  • General Court - Judgment T -371/94 -N59 : paragraph 701
  • General Court - Judgment T -371/94 -N60 : paragraph 701
  • General Court - Judgment T -380/94 -N59 : paragraph 170
  • General Court - Judgment T -188/95 -N118 : paragraph 264
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -288/96 -N88 : paragraph 579
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -288/96 -N89 : paragraph 579
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -288/96 -N90 : paragraph 579
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -288/96 -N91 : paragraph 579
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -372/97 -N83 : paragraph 160
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -156/98 -N30 : paragraph 579
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -324/98 -N62 : paragraph 686
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -351/98 : paragraphs 610, 612, 613
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -351/98 -N74 : paragraph 160
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -480/98 : paragraph 256
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -174/02 -N25 : paragraph 523
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -174/02 -N26 : paragraph 523
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -61/03 -N44 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -182/03 -N137 : paragraph 63
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -525/04 -N56 : paragraph 161
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -525/04 -N57 : paragraph 161
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -525/04 -N58 : paragraph 161
  • General Court - Judgment T -427/04 -N147 : paragraph 701
  • General Court - Judgment T -427/04 -N148 : paragraph 703
  • General Court - Judgment T -427/04 -N149 : paragraph 706
  • General Court - Judgment T -211/05 -N55 : paragraph 727
  • General Court - Judgment T -8/06 -N78 : paragraph 170
  • General Court - Judgment T -273/06 -N126 : paragraph 569
  • General Court - Judgment T -177/07 : paragraphs 83, 84, 86
  • General Court - Judgment T -177/07 -N125 : paragraph 48
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -203/08 -N41 : paragraphs 686, 687
  • General Court - Judgment T -267/08 -N81 : paragraph 705
  • General Court - Judgment T -267/08 -N85 : paragraph 729
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -106/09 -N181 : paragraph 702
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -459/10 -N33 : paragraph 579
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -459/10 -N34 : paragraph 579
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -459/10 -N35 : paragraph 579
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -459/10 -N36 : paragraph 579
  • General Court - Judgment T -533/10 -N199 : paragraph 63
  • General Court - Judgment T -533/10 -N75 : paragraph 359
  • General Court - Judgment T -57/11 -N189 : paragraph 516
  • General Court - Judgment T -57/11 -N190 : paragraph 516
  • General Court - Judgment T -57/11 -N191 : paragraph 516
  • General Court - Judgment T -92/11 -N69 : paragraph 151
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -221/12 -N28 : paragraph 686
  • General Court - Judgment T -135/12 -N60 : paragraph 370
  • General Court - Judgment T -162/13 -N116 : paragraph 583
  • General Court - Judgment T -162/13 -N117 : paragraph 583
  • General Court - Judgment T -162/13 -N77 : paragraph 150
  • General Court - Judgment T -162/13 -N78 : paragraph 151
  • General Court - Judgment T -162/13 -N79 : paragraph 151
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N69 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N70 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N71 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N72 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N73 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N74 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N75 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N76 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N77 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N78 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N79 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N80 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N81 : paragraph 73
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/14 -N82 : paragraph 73

Operative part

  • Confirms : Decision 2015/658

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 06/07/2015

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

12/07/2018


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 311 from 03.09.2018, p.12

Application: OJ C 337 from 12.10.2015, p.14

Name of the parties

Austria v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Aides pour la promotion de l'énergie nucléaire, Europe 2018 Octobre Comm. nº 10 p.44-45 (FR)



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 : 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

    Information not available