Judgment of the General Court (Ninth Chamber) of 15 March 2018

Naviera Armas, SA v European Commission

State aid — Conditions of use of the Puerto Las Nieves port infrastructure by a shipping company — Exclusive use of infrastructures financed by public funds, without a concession contract — Partial exoneration of payment of port dues — Complaint lodged by a competitor — Decision finding no State aid at the end of the preliminary investigation procedure — Serious difficulties in the examination of the measures concerned — Developments in the situation during the administrative procedure — Concept of advantage granted by means of State resources — Errors of assessment of the facts and errors of law — Decision of a national court suspending the effects of a tendering procedure — Requirement of diligent and impartial examination of the complaint

Case T-108/16



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
13/04/2018 Naviera Armas v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2018:145
15/03/2018 Naviera Armas v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2018:145
15/03/2018 Naviera Armas v Commission
Application (OJ)
29/04/2016 Naviera Armas v Commission
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Reports of Cases

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

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
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
    4.09.04 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
    4.09.04 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
    4.09.01 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
      4.09.04.04 Preliminary review
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.03 Advantage conferred on an undertaking
        4.09.01.03.01 Private investor/private creditor test
          4.09.01.03.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.01 Definition of aid
      4.09.01.04 Selective nature of the measure
        4.09.01.04.01 Selective nature of national tax measures


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 17/03/2016

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

15/03/2018


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 152 from 30.04.2018, p.27

Application: OJ C 175 from 17.05.2016, p.19

Name of the parties

Naviera Armas v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Clayton, Marianne ; Ólafsson, Egill ; Segura, Maria: "Prior in tempore, potior in jure" does not exclude State aid to users of infrastructure, European State Aid Law Quarterly 2018 p.282-289 (EN)
  2. Idot, Laurence: Aides d'État - Appréciation des difficultés sérieuses, Europe 2018, Mai nº 5, Comm. 196 (FR)



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
  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

neuvième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

da Silva Passos

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • Spanish

Language(s) of the Opinion

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