Communication: judgment No. 0684 of 2019

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62019TA0684
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English
COURT
General Court
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NO
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Communication: judgment

Judgment



16.5.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 198/30


Judgment of the General Court of 16 March 2022 — MEKH and FGSZ v ACER

(Joined Cases T-684/19 and T-704/19) (1)

(Energy - Regulation (EU) 2017/459 - Network code adopted by the Commission including an ‘incremental capacity process’ - ACER decision approving the implementation of an incremental capacity project - Plea of illegality - Lack of competence of the Commission - Article 6(11), Article 7(3) and Article 8(6) of Regulation (EC) No 715/2009)

(2022/C 198/41)

Languages of the case: English and Hungarian

Parties

Applicant in Case T-684/19: Magyar Energetikai és Közmű-szabályozási Hivatal (MEKH) (Budapest, Hungary) (represented by: G. Stanka, J. Burai-Kovács, G. Szikla and Á. Kulcsár, lawyers)

Applicant in Case T-704/19: FGSZ Földgázszállító Zrt. (Siófok, Hungary) (represented by: M. Horányi, N. Niejahr and S. Zakka, lawyers)

Defendant: European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) (represented: in Case T-684/19, by P. Martinet, D. Lelovitis and N. Keyaerts, acting as Agents, and by E. Ameye, M. de Sousa Ferro and Cs. Nagy, lawyers, and, in Case T-704/19, by P. Martinet, D. Lelovitis and N. Keyaerts, acting as Agents, and by E. Ameye and M. de Sousa Ferro, lawyers)

Interveners in support of the defendant: Energie-Control Austria für die Regulierung der Elektrizitäts- und Erdgaswirtschaft (E–Control) (represented by: S. Polster, lawyer), European Commission (represented by: O. Beynet and A. Sipos, acting as Agents)

Re:

Application under Article 263 TFEU seeking annulment of Decision No 05/19 of the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) of 9 April 2019 and of Decision No A-004-2019 of the Board of Appeal of ACER of 6 August 2019.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Declares the action brought by Magyar Energetikai és Közmű-szabályozási Hivatal (MEKH) inadmissible in so far as it concerns Decision No 05/2019 of the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) of 9 April 2019;

2.

Annuls Decision No A-004-2019 of the Board of Appeal of ACER of 6 August 2019;

3.

Orders ACER to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by MEKH and FGSZ Földgázszállító Zrt.;

4.

Orders the European Commission and Energie-Control Austria für die Regulierung der Elektrizitäts- und Erdgaswirtschaft (E-Control) to bear their own costs.


(1)  OJ C 406, 2.12.2019.



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