Judgment of the General Court (Fifth Chamber) of 15 December 2016

Abertis Telecom Terrestre, SA and Telecom Castilla-La Mancha, SA v European Commission

State aid — Digital television — Aid for the deployment of digital terrestrial television in remote and less-urbanised areas of Castilla-La Mancha — Decision declaring the aid incompatible with the internal market — Concept of an undertaking — Economic activity — Advantage — Service of general economic interest — Distortion of competition — Article 107(3)(c) TFEU — New aid

Joined Cases T-37/15 and T-38/15



Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
20/01/2017 Abertis Telecom Terrestre v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2016:743
15/12/2016 Abertis Telecom Terrestre v Commission
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2016:743
15/12/2016 Abertis Telecom Terrestre v Commission
Application (OJ)
27/02/2015 Abertis Telecom Terrestre v Commission
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

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published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general - 'Information on unpublished decisions' section)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.
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.05 Legal acts of the European Union
    2.05.06 Statement of reasons
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
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.06 Formal investigation procedure
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.00 EU competition rules
      4.08.00.06 Definition of undertaking
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
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.00 EU competition rules
      4.08.00.06 Definition of undertaking
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
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.07 Commission decision following the formal investigation procedure
        4.09.04.07.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.00 EU competition rules
      4.08.00.06 Definition of undertaking
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
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.03 Exceptions to the prohibition of aid
      4.09.03.04 Commission discretion
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.00 General
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
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.00 General
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
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.04 Subject-matter, form of order sought and pleas in law
      3.08.04.01 Formal requirements
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


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 14 : paragraph 103
  • TFEU, Article 106 : paragraph 42
  • TFEU, Article 107 : paragraph 42
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P1 : paragraph 51
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P3LC : paragraphs 42, 124, 157
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P1 : paragraph 246
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P3 : paragraph 35
  • TFEU, Article 296 : paragraph 42
  • TEU, Article 4 -P3 : paragraph 199
  • Regulation 994/98 -A02 : paragraph 56
  • Regulation 659/1999 : paragraph 42
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A01LBPTI : paragraph 247
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A01LBPTV : paragraph 251
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A01LC : paragraph 247
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A14P1 : paragraph 54
  • Directive 2004/18 -A01P11LD : paragraph 140
  • Regulation 794/2004 -A04P1 : paragraph 247
  • Regulation 1998/2006 : paragraph 56
  • Regulation 734/2013 : paragraph 42
  • Secondary Legislation - Internal Act of the Institutions - 32015Q0423(01) -A85P3 : paragraph 118
  • Secondary Legislation - Internal Act of the Institutions - 32015Q0423(01) -A88P2 : paragraph 255
  • Secondary Legislation - Internal Act of the Institutions - 32015Q0423(01) -A106P2 : paragraph 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -78/76 -N21 : paragraph 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -179/90 -N27 : paragraph 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -242/95 -N53 : paragraph 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -343/95 -N16 : paragraph 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -343/95 -N18 : paragraph 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -343/95 -N23 : paragraph 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -367/95 -N63 : paragraph 44
  • General Court - Judgment T -106/95 -N108 : paragraph 103
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -251/97 -N19 : paragraph 78
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -310/99 -N89 : paragraph 69
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -310/99 -N91 : paragraph 69
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N39 : paragraph 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 -N75 : paragraph 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 : paragraphs 75, 76, 91-93, 95, 102, 106, 107, 109
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N87 : paragraphs 74, 76, 94
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N88 : paragraphs 74, 76, 94
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N89 : paragraphs 74, 76, 96
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N90 : paragraphs 74, 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N91 : paragraphs 74, 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N92 : paragraphs 74, 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N93 : paragraphs 74, 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 -N94 : paragraph 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -457/00 -N55 : paragraph 51
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -126/01 -N122 : paragraph 78
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -126/01 : paragraph 78
  • General Court - Judgment T -17/02 -N216 : paragraph 103
  • General Court - Judgment T -189/03 -N87 : paragraph 69
  • General Court - Judgment T -269/03 -N36 : paragraph 55
  • General Court - Judgment T -289/03 -N162 : paragraph 102
  • General Court - Judgment T -289/03 -N168 : paragraph 104
  • General Court - Judgment T -442/03 -N198 : paragraph 117
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -89/04 -N33 : paragraph 115
  • General Court - Judgment T -196/04 -N36 : paragraph 59
  • General Court - Judgment T -309/04 -N101 : paragraph 103
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -373/06 -N25 : paragraph 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -487/06 -N84 : paragraph 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -487/06 -N85 : paragraph 64
  • General Court - Judgment T -8/06 -N63 : paragraph 103
  • General Court - Judgment T -8/06 -N79 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -8/06 -N80 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -8/06 -N81 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -8/06 -N82 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -21/06 -N53 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -21/06 -N54 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -21/06 -N55 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -21/06 -N56 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -21/06 -N58 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -21/06 -N59 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -21/06 -N60 : paragraph 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -336/07 -N64 : paragraph 115
  • General Court - Judgment T -81/07 -N176 : paragraph 51
  • General Court - Judgment T -102/07 -N180 : paragraph 44
  • General Court - Judgment T -177/07 -N61 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -177/07 -N62 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -177/07 -N63 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -177/07 -N64 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -177/07 -N65 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -177/07 -N66 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -177/07 -N67 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -177/07 -N68 : paragraph 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -399/08 -N40 : paragraph 60
  • General Court - Judgment T -568/08 -N139 : paragraph 103
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -71/09 -N63 : paragraph 69
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -318/09 -N125 : paragraph 118
  • General Court - Judgment T -520/09 -N94 : paragraph 116
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -399/10 -N103 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -399/10 -N104 : paragraph 68
  • General Court - Judgment T -137/10 -N100 : paragraph 105
  • General Court - Judgment T -137/10 -N101 : paragraph 105
  • General Court - Judgment T -154/10 -N65 : paragraph 118
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -630/11 -N114 : paragraph 69
  • General Court - Judgment T -233/11 -N78 : paragraph 77
  • General Court - Judgment T -233/11 -N79 : paragraph 77
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -1/12 -N40 : paragraph 86
  • General Court - Judgment T -309/12 -N132 : paragraph 102
  • General Court - Judgment T -473/12 -N122 : paragraph 51
  • General Court - Judgment T -515/13 -N177 : paragraph 46

Operative part

  • Confirms : Decision 2016/1385

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 23/01/2015

Date of the Opinion

Information not available

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

15/12/2016


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 38 from 06.02.2017, p.28

Application: OJ C 89 from 16.03.2015, p.41

Name of the parties

Abertis Telecom Terrestre v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Secteur audiovisuel et passage à la télévision numérique, Europe 2017 Février Comm. nº 2 p.32-33 (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

Formation of the Court

cinquième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Dittrich

Advocate General

Information not available

Language(s) of the Case

  • Spanish

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available