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

Hellenic Republic v European Commission

State aid — Compensation payments made by the Greek Agricultural Insurance Organisation (ELGA) in 2008 and 2009 — Decision declaring aid incompatible with the internal market and ordering its recovery — Concept of State aid — Article 107(3)(b) and (c) TFEU — Guidelines for State aid in the agricultural sector

Case T‑52/12



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
08/08/2014 Greece v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2014:677
16/07/2014 Greece v Commission
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2014:677
16/07/2014 Greece v Commission
Order (OJ)
26/10/2012 Greece v Commission
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Order
ECLI:EU:T:2012:447
19/09/2012 Greece v Commission
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Order (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2012:447
19/09/2012 Greece v Commission
Application (OJ)
30/03/2012 Greece 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published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general - 'Information on unpublished decisions' section)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

Annulment of Commission Decision C(2011) 7260 final of 7 December 2011 declaring compensation payments made by the Greek Agricultural Insurance Organisation (ELGA) in 2008 and 2009 to be unlawful State aid (State aid C 3/2010 (ex NN 39/2009)).

Systematic classification scheme

1.
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
        4.09.01.03.00 General
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
        4.09.01.03.00 General
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
    4.09.02 Damage to competition and effect on trade
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
        4.09.01.03.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.04 Selective nature of the measure
        4.09.01.04.00 General
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
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.02 Use of State resources
3 Legal proceedings
  3.06 Plea of illegality
    3.06.01 Measures in respect of which a plea of illegality may be raised
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)
        4.09.03.02.03 Aid for projects of European interest or to remedy a serious disturbance in the economy
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
  4.09 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
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)
        4.09.03.02.06 Aid to undertakings operating in particular sectors
          4.09.03.02.06.03 Aid in the agricultural sector
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
      4.09.04.08 Implementation of the Commission decision and recovery
        4.09.04.08.03 Amount of aid to be recovered


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 39 : paragraph 165
  • TFEU, Article 107 : paragraphs 35, 40, 68
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P1 : paragraphs 35, 37 - 41, 64, 67, 69, 77, 80, 118 - 120, 159, 160, 163, 169, 192
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P2LB : paragraph 71
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P3 : paragraph 161
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P3LB : paragraphs 35, 36, 160, 162, 165, 185, 188
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P3LC : paragraphs 211, 214 - 216, 226
  • TFEU, Article 108 : paragraph 35
  • TFEU, Article 263 : paragraph 150
  • TFEU, Article 277 : paragraphs 150, 151
  • TFEU, Article 296 : paragraphs 35, 76, 156 - 158, 165
  • Regulation 1857/2006 : paragraph 164
  • Regulation 1535/2007 : paragraphs 73, 164, 191, 199
  • Regulation 1535/2007 -A03 : paragraph 192
  • Regulation 1535/2007 -C5 : paragraph 201
  • Regulation 1535/2007 -N : paragraph 192
  • Decision 2012/157 : paragraphs 35 - 229
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52006XC1227(01) : paragraphs 35, 71, 152, 206 - 210, 224
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52006XC1227(01) -P15 : paragraph 216
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52006XC1227(01) -P23 : paragraphs 219 - 225
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52006XC1227(01) -P113 : paragraphs 213, 215, 217
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52009XC0122(01) : paragraphs 35, 36, 137, 141, 160, 167, 172
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52009XC0122(01) -PT4.1 : paragraph 138
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52009XC0122(01) -PT4.2.2LH : paragraphs 139, 140, 142, 166, 183
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52009XC1031(01) : paragraphs 137, 172, 173, 177
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52009XC1031(01) -PT4.2.2LH : paragraph 140
  • General Court - Judgment T -132/96 : paragraph 160
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -251/97 : paragraph 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -372/97 : paragraphs 103, 112
  • General Court - Judgment T -372/97 : paragraph 103
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -379/98 : paragraph 118
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -382/99 : paragraph 197
  • General Court - Judgment T -127/99 : paragraph 88
  • General Court - Judgment T -228/99 : paragraph 110
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -74/00 : paragraph 168
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -114/00 : paragraphs 105, 157, 158
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/00 : paragraph 159
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -278/00 : paragraph 104
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -280/00 : paragraph 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -355/00 : paragraphs 40, 43, 44, 46, 50, 53, 54, 89, 90, 122
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -409/00 : paragraph 67
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -159/01 : paragraph 87
  • General Court - Judgment T -227/01 : paragraph 67
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -66/02 : paragraph 77
  • General Court - Judgment T -266/02 : paragraph 200
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/03 : paragraphs 80, 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -88/03 : paragraph 77
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -182/03 : paragraph 102
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -415/03 : paragraph 198
  • General Court - Judgment T -349/03 : paragraph 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -237/04 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -442/04 : paragraph 148
  • General Court - Judgment T -348/04 : paragraphs 168 - 171
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -75/05 : paragraphs 161, 186, 214
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -174/05 : paragraph 176
  • General Court - Judgment T -445/05 : paragraphs 110, 111
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -78/08 : paragraph 50
  • General Court - Judgment T -394/08 : paragraphs 150 - 152, 155
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -464/09 : paragraphs 186, 187
  • General Court - Judgment T -115/09 : paragraph 200
  • General Court - Judgment T -243/09 : paragraphs 117 - 120
  • General Court - Judgment T -379/09 : paragraphs 102 - 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -81/10 : paragraph 66
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -403/10 : paragraphs 196 - 198
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -452/10 : paragraph 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -677/11 : paragraph 119

Operative part

  • Confirms : Decision 2012/157

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 08/02/2012

Date of the Opinion

Information not available

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.34

Application: OJ C 118 from 21.04.2012, p.25

Name of the parties

Greece 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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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid

Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

septième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Wiszniewska-Białecka

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • Greek

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available