Judgment of the Court of First Instance (Seventh Chamber) of 6 October 2009.

FAB Fernsehen aus Berlin GmbH v Commission of the European Communities.

State aid - Digital terrestrial television - Aid granted by the German authorities to broadcasters which use the digital terrestrial television network (DVB-T) in Berlin-Brandenburg - Decision declaring the aid incompatible with the common market and ordering its recovery - Action for annulment - Meaning of State aid - State resources - Compensation for discharging public service obligations - Aid intended to promote culture - Legitimate expectations.

Case T-8/06.


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
21/11/2009 FAB v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2009:386
06/10/2009 FAB v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2009:386
06/10/2009 FAB v Commission
Application (OJ)
08/04/2006 FAB v Commission
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

2009 II-00196*

Pub somm

Subject-matter

Annulment of Commission Decision (2005) 3903 final of 9 November 2005 declaring incompatible with the common market the aid granted by the German authorities to the commercial broadcasters participating in digital terrestrial television (DVB-T) in Berlin-Brandenburg

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-09 State aid
    B-09.01 Definition of aid
      B-09.01.00 General
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-07 Competition
    B-07.04 Public undertakings
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-09 State aid
    B-09.03 Exceptions to the prohibition of aid
      B-09.03.03 Commission discretion
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-09 State aid
    B-09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      B-09.04.08 Implementation of the Commission decision and recovery
        B-09.04.08.02 Beneficiaries of the aid to be recovered


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

  • Confirms : Decision 2006/513

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 12/01/2006

Date of the Opinion

Information not available

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

06/10/2009


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 86 from 08.04.2006, p.31

Judgment: OJ C 282 from 21.11.2009, p.38

Name of the parties

FAB v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Financement partiel du passage à la TNT, Europe 2009 Décembre Comm. nº 461 p.28
  2. Petsetas, Antonis: Dimosies Symvaseis - Kratikes Enischyseis & Agora 2009 p.113-115
  3. Ababou, Dounia: The General Court Confirms The Commission's Economic Approach Of State Aids, European State Aid Law Quarterly 2011 Vol. 10 Issue 1 p.149-152



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

septième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Moavero Milanesi

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available