Judgment of the General Court (First Chamber, Extended Composition) of 19 June 2019

Ja zum Nürburgring eV v European Commission

State aid — Individual aid in favour of the Nürburgring complex for the construction of a leisure park, hotels and restaurants as well as for the organisation of motor races — Decision finding the aid to be incompatible with the internal market — Decision finding that the reimbursement of the aid found to be incompatible does not concern the new owner of the Nürburgring complex — Action for annulment — No substantial effect on competitive position — Association — Status of negotiator — Inadmissibility — Decision finding no State aid after the preliminary examination stage — Action for annulment — Interested party — Legal interest in bringing an action — Admissibility — Breach of procedural rights of interested parties — No difficulties that would have required the initiation of a formal investigation procedure — Complaint — Sale of the assets of the beneficiaries of the State aid found to be incompatible — Open, transparent, non-discriminatory and unconditional tender process — Obligation to state reasons — Principle of sound administration

Case T-373/15

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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
19/06/2019 Ja zum Nürburgring v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
18/04/2016 Ja zum Nürburgring v Commission
Application (OJ)
25/09/2015 Ja zum Nürburgring v Commission
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)


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Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 107
  • TFEU, Article 108
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A04P4
  • Regulation 659/1999 -A014P1

Operative part

  • Confirms : Decision 2016/151


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Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 10/07/2015

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Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 337 from 12.10.2015, p.17

Name of the parties

Ja zum Nürburgring v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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  • Competition
  • - State aid

Procedure and result

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

Formation of the Court

première chambre élargie (Tribunal)



Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • German

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