Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 20 June 2019

a&o hostel and hotel Berlin GmbH, successor in law to A & O Hotel and Hostel Friedrichshain GmbH v European Commission

State aid — Operating aid — Youth hostel in Berlin — Rent-free use of a publicly owned property — Decision declaring the potential aid compatible with the internal market — Article 107(3)(c) TFEU — Serious difficulties

Case T-578/17


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
16/08/2019 a&o hostel and hotel Berlin v Commission
Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2019:437
20/06/2019 a&o hostel and hotel Berlin v Commission
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Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2019:437
20/06/2019 a&o hostel and hotel Berlin v Commission
Application (OJ)
22/09/2017 a&o hostel and hotel Berlin v Commission
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general - 'Information on unpublished decisions' section)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.08 Procedural rules
    3.08.02 Intervention
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.03 Applications by natural or legal persons
      3.02.03.02 Acts which are of individual concern to them
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.03 Applications by natural or legal persons
      3.02.03.03 Acts which are of direct concern to them
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.05 Commission decision following a preliminary review or proceeding to the formal investigation procedure
        4.09.04.05.02 Decision not to raise objections
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.05 Commission decision following a preliminary review or proceeding to the formal investigation procedure
        4.09.04.05.03 Decision to initiate a formal investigation procedure
          4.09.04.05.03.01 Obligation to initiate the formal investigation procedure
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.03 Exceptions to the prohibition of aid
      4.09.03.04 Commission discretion
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.05 Commission decision following a preliminary review or proceeding to the formal investigation procedure
        4.09.04.05.03 Decision to initiate a formal investigation procedure
          4.09.04.05.03.01 Obligation to initiate the formal investigation procedure
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)
        4.09.03.02.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.05 Commission decision following a preliminary review or proceeding to the formal investigation procedure
        4.09.04.05.00 General


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References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 26/08/2017

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

20/06/2019


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 295 from 02.09.2019, p.21

Application: OJ C 338 from 09.10.2017, p.20

Name of the parties

a&o hostel and hotel Berlin v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. McMahon, Christopher: The relationship between economic advantage and the compatibility assessment in decisions not to raise objections · Case T-578/17 a&o hostel and hotel Berlin GmbH v Commission (Jugendherberge Berlin), European State Aid Law Quarterly 2021 p. 427-433 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Competition
  • - State aid

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : application granted

Formation of the Court

sixième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Berardis

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

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