Judgment of the General Court (Sixth Chamber) of 1 March 2017

Société nationale maritime Corse Méditerranée (SNCM) v European Commission

State aid — Maritime cabotage — Aid awarded by France to Société nationale martime Corse Méditerranée (SNCM) and Compagnie méridionale de navigation — Service of general economic interest — Compensation for an additional service, on top of the basic service, covering peak periods during the tourist season — Decision declaring aid incompatible with the internal market — Concept of State aid — Advantage — Altmark judgment — Determination of the amount of aid

Case T-454/13


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
31/03/2017 SNCM v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2017:134
01/03/2017 SNCM v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2017:134
01/03/2017 SNCM v Commission
Order
ECLI:EU:T:2014:898
03/10/2014 SNCM v Commission
Application (OJ)
18/10/2013 SNCM v Commission
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Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

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
    4.09.01 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
  4.08 Competition
    4.08.04 Public undertakings
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
    4.09.01 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
      4.09.04.07 Commission decision following the formal investigation procedure
        4.09.04.07.01 Statement of reasons for the decision following the 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
    4.09.01 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
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.08 Implementation of the Commission decision and recovery
        4.09.04.08.00 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
    4.09.04 Procedure for reviewing aid
      4.09.04.08 Implementation of the Commission decision and recovery
        4.09.04.08.02 Beneficiaries of the aid to be recovered
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
        4.09.04.08.03 Amount of aid to be recovered
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
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
        4.09.04.08.02 Beneficiaries of the aid to be recovered


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 26/08/2013

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

01/03/2017


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 121 from 18.04.2017, p.21

Application: OJ C 325 from 09.11.2013, p.41

Name of the parties

SNCM v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Idot, Laurence: Compensations pour obligation de service public, Europe 2017 Avril nº 05 p.32 (FR)
  2. Pittie, Marc ; Fabre, Guillaume: Arrêts du 1er mars 2017 dans les affaires T-454/13 et T-366/13, SNCM et France c/ Commission : l'application de la jurisprudence Altmark dans le secteur maritime, L'Observateur de Bruxelles 2017 p.36-41 (FR)
  3. Giraud, Adrien: SNCM v European Commision: A Largely Pyrrhic Victory for the Commission, European State Aid Law Quarterly 2017 p.482 - 486 (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

Formation of the Court

sixième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Collins

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

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