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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Cour d’appel de Bruxelles (Belgium) lodged on 9 April 2021 – Le Port de Bruxelles v Infrabel SA and Région de Bruxelles-Capitale v Infrabel SA

(Case C-229/21)

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Cour d’appel de Bruxelles

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellants: Le Port de Bruxelles, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale

Respondent: Infrabel SA

Interested parties: Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Le Port de Bruxelles, Lineas SA

Question referred

Where an inland port – which forms part of the core network – is already connected to the road and to the rail network, does Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network and repealing Decision No 661/2010/EU, 1 construed in isolation or in conjunction with other provisions of that regulation, lay down an obligation to keep and to maintain both those links or an obligation to refrain from removing one of them, even merely by failing to maintain it?


1 OJ 2013 L 348, p. 1.