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Judgment of the General Court of 5 February 2018 — Dôvera zdravotná poistʼovňa v Commission

(Case T-216/15) 1

(State aid — Health insurance bodies — Capital increase, debt repayment, subsidies and Risk Equalisation Scheme — Decision finding no State aid — Concept of State aid — Concept of undertaking and economic activity — Principle of solidarity — State supervision — Activity that is economic in nature — Competition on quality — Presence of operators seeking to make a profit — Pursuit, use and distribution of profits — Error of law — Error of assessment)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Dôvera zdravotná poistʼovňa, a.s. (Bratislava, Slovakia) (represented by: O. Brouwer and A. Pliego Selie, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: P.–J. Loewenthal and L. Armati, acting as Agents)

Intervener in support of the applicant: Union zdravotná poist’ovňa a.s. (Bratislava) (represented by: initially E. Pijnacker Hordijk and A. ter Haar, and subsequently A. ter Haar, lawyers)

Intervener in support of the defendant: Slovak Republic (represented by: B. Ricziová, acting as Agent)

Re:

Application pursuant to Article 263 TFEU for annulment of Commission Decision (EU) 2015/248 of 15 October 2014 on the measures SA.23008 (2013/C) (ex 2013/NN) granted by the Slovak Republic to Spoločná zdravotná poisťovňa, a.s. (SZP) and Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa, a.s. (VšZP) (OJ 2015 L 41, p. 25).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Annuls Commission Decision (EU) 2015/248 of 15 October 2014 on the measures SA.23008 (2013/C) (ex 2013/NN) implemented by the Slovak Republic for Spoločná zdravotná poisťovňa, a.s. (SZP) and Všeobecná zdravotná poisťovňa, a.s. (VšZP);

Orders the European Commission to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by Dôvera zdravotná poistʼovňa, a.s. and by Union zdravotná poist’ovňa a.s.;

Orders the Republic of Slovakia to bear its own costs.

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1 OJ C 262, 10.8.2015.