Judgment of the General Court (First Chamber), 25 March 2015

Kingdom of Belgium v European Commission

State aid — Public health — Aid granted to finance transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) screening tests in bovine animals — Decision declaring the aid partly compatible and partly incompatible with the internal market — Action for annulment — Acts adversely affecting the applicant — Admissibility — Concept of advantage — Concept of selectivity

Case T‑538/11



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
24/04/2015 Belgium v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2015:188
25/03/2015 Belgium v Commission
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2015:188
25/03/2015 Belgium v Commission
Application (OJ)
11/11/2011 Belgium v Commission
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

Annulment of Commission Decision C (2011) 5457 final of 27 July 2011 concerning the State aid for financing screening of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) in bovine animals implemented by Belgium (State aid C 44/08 (ex NN 45/04)) (OJ 2011 L 274, p. 36).

Systematic classification scheme

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Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 152 -P4LB : paragraph 1
  • TFEU, Article 107 : paragraphs 53, 62, 65 - 67
  • TFEU, Article 107 -P1 : paragraphs 56, 71, 80, 89, 101, 124, 133
  • TFEU, Article 108 : paragraphs 63, 65 - 67
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P2 : paragraph 64
  • TFEU, Article 108 -P3 : paragraph 64
  • TFEU, Article 263 : paragraphs 45, 47, 53
  • General Court - Rules of Procedure (1991) -A44P1 : paragraph 131
  • General Court - Rules of Procedure (1991) -A44P1LC : paragraph 133
  • General Court - Rules of Procedure (1991) -A114 : paragraph 45
  • Secondary Legislation - Document published in the OJ C series- 32000Y0201(01) -PT11.4 : paragraph 10
  • Regulation 999/2001 : paragraph 1
  • Regulation 999/2001 -A06P1L1 : paragraph 2
  • Regulation 999/2001 -N3 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 999/2001 -N3CHAPT1 : paragraph 3
  • Regulation 999/2001 -N3CHAPT4 : paragraph 4
  • Regulation 999/2001 -N10 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 999/2001 -N11 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 1248/2001 : paragraph 5
  • Regulation 1494/2002 : paragraph 6
  • Decision 2011/678 -A01P2 : paragraphs 45, 46, 49
  • Decision 2011/678 -A01P3 : paragraphs 45, 46, 49
  • Decision 2011/678 -PT5.1.2 : paragraph 121
  • Decision 2011/678 -PT5.1.3 : paragraph 121
  • Decision 2011/678 -C91 : paragraph 119
  • Decision 2011/678 -C92 : paragraphs 119 - 123
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52002XC1224(01) : paragraph 7
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52002XC1224(01) -P3 : paragraph 84
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52002XC1224(01) -P12 : paragraph 8
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52002XC1224(01) -P23 : paragraph 9
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52002XC1224(01) -P24 : paragraph 9
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52002XC1224(01) -P25 : paragraph 9
  • Commission - Other Acts - 52002XC1224(01) -P45 : paragraph 10
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -22/70 -N42 : paragraph 47
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -173/73 -N26 : paragraph 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -173/73 -N27 : paragraph 80
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -173/73 -N33 : paragraph 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -87/75 : paragraph 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/91 : paragraph 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -316/91 -N8 : paragraph 47
  • General Court - Judgment T -102/92 -N68 : paragraph 131
  • General Court - Judgment T -352/94 -N333 : paragraph 131
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -251/97 -N40 : paragraph 76
  • General Court - Order T -110/98 -N23 : paragraph 132
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -143/99 -N23 : paragraph 63
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -143/99 -N24 : paragraph 64
  • General Court - Judgment T -195/00 -N26 : paragraph 132
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -126/01 : paragraph 75
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -126/01 -N77 : paragraph 75
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/01 -N45 : paragraph 80
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -126/01 : paragraphs 83, 84
  • Court of Justice - Order C -164/02 : paragraph 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/03 -N28 : paragraph 124
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -172/03 -N38 : paragraph 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -393/04 -N27 : paragraph 62
  • General Court - Judgment T -222/04 -N66 : paragraph 114
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 : paragraphs 52, 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 -N35 : paragraph 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 -N36 : paragraph 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 -N37 : paragraph 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 -N38 : paragraph 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 -N39 : paragraph 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 -N40 : paragraph 49
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 -N41 : paragraphs 49, 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 -N42 : paragraphs 49, 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 -N61 : paragraph 101
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 -N62 : paragraphs 102, 103
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 -N86 : paragraph 71
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -279/08 -N87 : paragraph 72
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -106/09 : paragraph 66
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -106/09 -N87 : paragraph 80
  • General Court - Judgment T -379/09 -N47 : paragraph 114
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -417/10 -N25 : paragraph 66
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -463/10 -N36 : paragraph 47
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -463/10 -N40 : paragraph 48
  • Court of Justice - Order C -529/10 -N18 : paragraph 66
  • General Court - Judgment T -154/10 -N37 : paragraphs 47, 48

Operative part

  • Confirms : Decision 2011/678

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 10/10/2011

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

25/03/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 155 from 11.05.2015, p.22

Application: OJ C 347 from 26.11.2011, p.42

Name of the parties

Belgium v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Ferla, Romain ; Chanter, Athene: Funding of BSE Screening Tests: The General Court Upholds the Commission’s Approach, European State Aid Law Quarterly 2015 p.541 - 544 (EN)
  2. Petit, Yves: Tests de l'ESB et violation de l'article 107-1 TFUE, Revue de droit rural 2015 nº 434 p.56-57 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid
  • Public health

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
  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on grounds of inadmissibility

Formation of the Court

première chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Buttigieg

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

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