Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 2 September 2021

European Commission v Federal Republic of Germany

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations – Internal markets for electricity and natural gas – Directive 2009/72/EC – Article 2(21) – Article 19(3), (5) and (8) – Article 37(1)(a) and (6)(a) and (b) – Directive 2009/73/EC – Article 2(20) – Article 19(3), (5) and (8) – Article 41(1)(a) and (6)(a) and (b) – Concept of a ‘vertically integrated undertaking’ – Effective unbundling of networks from the activities of production and supply of electricity and natural gas – Independent transmission operator – Independence of the staff and the management of the transmission system operator – Transitional periods – Shares held in the capital of the vertically integrated undertaking – National regulatory authorities – Independence – Exclusive powers – Article 45 TFEU – Freedom of movement for workers – Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – Article 15 – Right to engage in work and to pursue an occupation – Article 17 – Right to property – Article 52(1) – Restrictions – Principle of democracy

Case C-718/18


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2021:662
02/09/2021 Commission v Germany () and 2009/73)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Abstract
ECLI:EU:C:2021:662
02/09/2021 Commission v Germany () and 2009/73)
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2021:20
14/01/2021 Commission v Germany () and 2009/73)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
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Reports of Cases

not yet published (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.24 Energy
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.02 Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
      1.04.02.02 Scope of the protection of rights and principles
        1.04.02.02.01 Limitation on the exercise of rights and freedoms (Article 52(1) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights)
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.24 Energy
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.02 Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
      1.04.02.02 Scope of the protection of rights and principles
        1.04.02.02.01 Limitation on the exercise of rights and freedoms (Article 52(1) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights)
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.24 Energy
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.08 Democratic principles
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.24 Energy


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Operative part

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Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 16/11/2018

Date of the Opinion

  • 14/01/2021

Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

02/09/2021


References

Publication in the Official Journal

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Name of the parties

Commission v Germany () and 2009/73)

Notes on Academic Writings

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Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Freedom of establishment
  • Freedom to provide services
  • Approximation of laws
  • Energy

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Action for a declaration of failure to fulfil obligations

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Piçarra

Advocate General

Pitruzzella

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Italian