Judgment of the General Court (Second Chamber) of 11 July 2018

Buonotourist Srl v European Commission

State aid — Undertaking operating networks of bus routes in the Regione Campania — Advantage — Service of general economic interest — Compensation for tariff obligations as a result of public service obligations, paid following a decision of a court ruling at final instance — Decision declaring the aid incompatible with the internal market — Existing aid and new aid — Regulation (EEC) No 1191/69 — Conditions for exemption from the requirement for notification — Article 4(5) and Article 7(6) of Regulation (EC) No 659/99 — Respective jurisdictions of the Commission and the national courts in respect of the monitoring of State aid — Force of res judicata of a judgment of a higher national court — Temporal application of the rules of substantive law — Legitimate expectations — Legal certainty

Case T-185/15



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
10/08/2018 Buonotourist v Commission
Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2018:430
11/07/2018 Buonotourist v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2018:430
11/07/2018 Buonotourist v Commission
Order
ECLI:EU:T:2016:539
08/09/2016 Buonotourist v Commission
Application (OJ)
22/05/2015 Buonotourist 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published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general - 'Information on unpublished decisions' section)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
    3.08.04 Subject-matter, form of order sought and pleas in law
      3.08.04.03 New pleas in law
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
      4.09.04.06 Formal investigation procedure
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
        4.09.01.03.02 Compensation for the costs connected with a public service mission
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.02 Damage to competition and effect on trade
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.03 Direct effect of the final sentence of Article 108(3) TFEU and role of national courts
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
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.05 Legal acts of the European Union
    2.05.08 Application ratione temporis
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.05 Legal acts of the European Union
    2.05.08 Application ratione temporis
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.07 Transport
    4.07.02 Aid for transport
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.09 State aid
    4.09.03 Exceptions to the prohibition of aid
      4.09.03.03 Regulations declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market


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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

  • 14/04/2015

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

11/07/2018


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 301 from 27.08.2018, p.24

Application: OJ C 190 from 08.06.2015, p.27

Name of the parties

Buonotourist v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Transports terrestres et obligations de service public, Europe 2018 Octobre Comm. nº 10 p.45-46 (FR)
  2. Guadagnino, Davide: The Thin Red Line Between Existing and New Aid: The Buonotourist Case, European State Aid Law Quarterly 2019 Vol.18 N° 2 p.192-197 (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 : dismissal on substantive grounds
  • Actions for annulment : dismissal on grounds of inadmissibility

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Berke

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • Italian

Language(s) of the Opinion

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