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Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 12 May 2021 – European Commission v Hellenic Republic

(Case C-11/20) 1

(Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations – State aid – Aid declared unlawful and incompatible with the internal market – Article 108(2), second subparagraph, TFEU – Adverse weather conditions – Losses suffered by farmers – Compensation aid – Obligation of recovery – Duty to provide information – Non-implementation)

Language of the case: Greek


Applicant: European Commission (represented by: A. Bouchagiar and T. Ramopoulos, acting as Agents)

Defendant: Hellenic Republic (represented by: E. Tsaousi, E. Leftheriotou and A. Vasilopoulou, acting as Agents)

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

Declares that, by failing to take, within the prescribed periods, all the measures necessary to implement Commission Decision 2012/157/EU of 7 December 2011 concerning compensation payments made by the Greek Agricultural Insurance Organisation (ELGA) in 2008 and 2009, and by failing to sufficiently inform the European Commission of the measures taken pursuant to that decision, the Hellenic Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under Articles 2 to 4 of that decision and under the TFEU;

Orders the Hellenic Republic to pay the costs.


1 OJ C 68, 2.3.2020.