Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 20 September 2018

Carrefour Hypermarchés SAS and Others v Ministre des Finances et des Comptes publics

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d'État (France)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — State aid — Article 108(3) TFEU — Regulation (EC) No 794/2004 — Notified aid schemes — Article 4 — Alteration to existing aid — Significant increase in revenue from taxes allocated to financing of aid schemes compared to the projection notified to the European Commission — 20% threshold of the original budget

Case C-510/16


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
26/10/2018 Carrefour Hypermarchés and Others
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2018:751
20/09/2018 Carrefour Hypermarchés and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2018:751
20/09/2018 Carrefour Hypermarchés and Others
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2017:929
30/11/2017 Carrefour Hypermarchés and Others
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
25/11/2016 Carrefour Hypermarchés and Others
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.08 Implementation of the Commission decision and recovery
        4.09.04.08.01 Obligations of the Member States
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.01 Existing aid and new aid
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.01 Existing aid and new aid
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.03 Exceptions to the prohibition of aid
      4.09.03.02 Aid that may be considered to be compatible with the internal market (Article 107(3) TFEU)
        4.09.03.02.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.03 Exceptions to the prohibition of aid
      4.09.03.02 Aid that may be considered to be compatible with the internal market (Article 107(3) TFEU)
        4.09.03.02.09 Aid for cultural purposes
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.01 Sources of EU law
    1.01.02 General principles of law
      1.01.02.03 Principle of the protection of legitimate expectations
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.01 Sources of EU law
    1.01.02 General principles of law
      1.01.02.04 Legal certainty
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.01 Existing aid and new aid
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.01 Existing aid and new aid
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.02 Notification and obligation to suspend payment of the aid


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 29/09/2016

Date of the Opinion

  • 30/11/2017

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

20/09/2018


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 408 from 12.11.2018, p.7

Application: OJ C 462 from 12.12.2016, p.9

Name of the parties

Carrefour Hypermarchés and Others

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Egger, Alexander: Vorlage zur Vorabentscheidung - Staatliche Beihilfen - Art 108 Abs 3 AEUV - Verordnung (EG) Nr 794/2004 - Angemeldete Beihilferegelungen - Art 4 - Änderung einer bestehenden Beihilfe - Starker Anstieg des Aufkommens von Abgaben, die des Finanzierung von Beihilferegelungen dienen, im Verhältnis zu den der Europäischen Kommission mitgeteilten Vorausberechnungen - Schwelle von 20% der Ausgangsmittel, Zeitschrift für Beihilfenrecht 2018 N°4 p.180-189 (DE)
  2. Idot, Laurence: Modification de taxes parafiscales, Europe 2018 Mois Comm. nº 11 p.29-30 (FR)
  3. Graevenitz, v. Albrecht: Beihilferecht: Erhöhung des Aufkommens von Abgaben als Änderung einer bestehenden Beihilfe, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2018 p.997-998 (DE)
  4. Cheynel, Benjamin: Modification des aides d'État préalablement autorisées par la Commission - Quelle marge de manoeuvre pour l'État ?, Revue Lamy de la Concurrence : droit, économie, régulation 2019 Janvier nº 79 p.22-28 (FR)
  5. Cheynel, Benjamin: Alteration to an Existing State Aid and Obligation of Notification to the Commission, European State Aid Law Quarterly 2019 Vol.18 N°3 p.404-412 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Conseil d'État - France

Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

von Danwitz

Advocate General

Wahl

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English