Communication: judgment No. 0399 of 2019

IDENTIFIER
62019TA0399
LANGUAGE
English
COURT
General Court
AG OPINION
NO
REFERENCES MADE
3
REFERENCED
1
DOCUMENT TYPE
Communication: judgment

Judgment



21.3.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 128/18


Judgment of the General Court of 2 February 2022 — Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo v Commission (Rejection of a complaint)

(Case T-399/19) (1)

(Competition - Abuse of a dominant position - Gas markets of central and eastern Europe - Decision rejecting a complaint - No EU interest - State action defence - Obligation to conduct a diligent examination - Procedural rights under Regulation (EC) No 773/2004)

(2022/C 128/24)

Language of the case: Polish

Parties

Applicant: Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A. (Warsaw, Poland) (represented by: K. Karasiewicz, T. Kaźmierczak, K. Kicun and P. Moskwa, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: B. Ernst, G. Meessen and J. Szczodrowski, acting as Agents)

Interveners in support of the defendant: Gazprom PJSC (Moscow, Russia), and Gazprom export LLC (Saint Petersburg, Russia) (represented by: J. Karenfort, J. Hainz, B. Evtimov, N. Tuominen and J. Heithecker, lawyers, as well as D. O’Keeffe, Solicitor)

Re:

Application under Article 263 TFEU for annulment of Decision C(2019) 3003 final of the Commission of 17 April 2019 rejecting the complaint (Case AT.40497 — Polish gas prices).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Annuls Decision C(2019) 3003 final of the European Commission of 17 April 2019 rejecting the complaint (Case AT.40497 — Polish gas prices);

2.

Orders the Commission to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A.;

3.

Orders Gazprom PJSC and Gazprom export LLC to bear their own respective costs.


(1)  OJ C 288, 26.8.2019.



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