Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 24 March 2011.

European Commission v Kingdom of Spain.

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Freedom of establishment - Article 43 EC - National legislation concerning the establishment of shopping centres in Catalonia - Restrictions - Justifications - Proportionality.

Case C-400/08.


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
21/05/2011 Commission v Spain
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2011:172
24/03/2011 Commission v Spain
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2011:172
24/03/2011 Commission v Spain
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2010:588
07/10/2010 Commission v Spain
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Order
ECLI:EU:C:2009:27
21/01/2009 Commission v Spain
Application (OJ)
08/11/2008 Commission v Spain
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

2011 I-01915

Subject-matter

Failure of a Member State to fulfil its obligations – Infringement of Article 43 EC – Restrictions on the establishment of shopping centres – Licences

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.04 Free movement of persons and services
    4.04.02 Freedom of establishment
      4.04.02.00 General


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 16/09/2008

Date of the Opinion

  • 07/10/2010

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

24/03/2011


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 285 from 08.11.2008, p.29

Judgment: OJ C 152 from 21.05.2011, p.2

Name of the parties

Commission v Spain

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Picod, Fabrice: Le dispositif espagnol relatif à la création des grandes surfaces mis à mal devant la Cour de Justice, La Semaine Juridique - édition générale 2011 nº 14 p.655 (FR)
  2. Aubert, Michel ; Broussy, Emmanuelle ; Donnat, Francis: Chronique de jurisprudence de la CJUE. Urbanisme commercial et liberté d'établissement, L'actualité juridique ; droit administratif 2011 p.1010 (FR)
  3. Meister, Marie: Urbanisme commercial et liberté d'établissement, Europe 2011 Mai 2011 Comm. nº 5 p.23-24 (FR)
  4. Goergen, Patrick ; Sønderby, Hans ; Werlauff, Erik: Planlovgivning om butikscentres placering og størrelse - en "restriktion", der kræver dokumenteret proportionalitet efter EU-retten, EU-ret & menneskeret 2011 nº 3 p.153-160 (DA)
  5. Čihula, Tomáš: Omezení pro výstavbu obchodních center jsou v rozporu s evropským právem, Jurisprudence : specialista na komentování judikatury 2011 nº 4 p. 23-26 (CS)
  6. Piron, Michel: Pour une lecture politique de la jurisprudence européenne, Petites affiches. La Loi / Le Quotidien juridique 2011 nº 145 p.16 (FR)
  7. Wiggers, Christian: Ansiedlung von Einzelhandelsbetrieben und EU-Niederlassungsfreiheit, Neue juristische Wochenschrift 2011 p.556-557 (DE)
  8. Donnat, Francis: Les restrictions imposées à l’implantation des grands établissements commerciaux peuvent être justifiées, Revue juridique de l'Economie publique 2011 nº 691 p.25-26 (FR)
  9. Huici Sancho, Laura: Freedom of establishment and Catalonian legislation concerning the establishment of shopping centres, Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftsprivatrecht 2011 p.281-283 (EN)
  10. Van Harten, H.J.: Afgewogen vrijheid. Over randvoorwaarden voor de Europese vestigingsvrijheid van grote winkelbedrijven, Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht 2011 p.316-325 (NL)
  11. Razquin Lizarraga, José Antonio: Instalación de grandes establecimientos comerciales y libertad de establecimiento - Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de 24 de marzo de 2011, C-400/08, Comisión contra España, Revista Aranzadi Unión Europea 2011 nº 8-9 p.7-18 (ES)
  12. Pellisé, Cristina: Jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea - Sentencia de 24 de marzo de 2011, Asunto C-400/08, Comisión Europea c. Reino de España, Revista Jurídica de Catalunya 2011 nº 3 p.266-273 (ES)
  13. Cassatella, Antonio: Condizioni di apertura di grandi esercizi commerciali: la Corte di giustizia fissa alcuni limiti per legislatori ed amministrazioni statali, Giurisprudenza italiana 2012 p.181-187 (IT)
  14. Monica, Alessia: Libertà di stabilimento, Rivista italiana di diritto pubblico comunitario 2012 p.225-227 (IT)
  15. Vaquero López, Carmen: Aplicación sin fisuras de la jurisprudencia Cassis de Dijon en el ámbito de la libertad de establecimiento. Una reflexión a la luz de la STJCE de 24 de marzo de 2011 (asunto C-400/08, Comisión Europea contra España), Revista de Derecho de la Competencia y la Distribución 2012 nº 10 p.221-227 (ES)
  16. Donnat, Francis: Chronique annuelle 2011 de jurisprudence de la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne. Urbanisme commerciale, Revue juridique de l'Economie publique 2012 nº 699 p.13 (FR)
  17. Takis, Athanasios: Proypotheseis idrysis emborikon katastimaton - Ethnikoi periorismoi stin eleftheria ekgatastaseos ton epixeiriseon, Elliniki Epitheorisi Evropaïkou Dikaiou 2012 p.360-363 (EL)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Citizenship of the Union
  • - Right of entry and residence
  • Freedom of establishment

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Action for a declaration of failure to fulfil obligations : application granted
  • Action for a declaration of failure to fulfil obligations : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Rosas

Advocate General

Sharpston

Language(s) of the Case

  • Spanish

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English