Communication: new case No. 0185 of 2022

IDENTIFIER
62022TN0185
LANGUAGE
English
COURT
General Court
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NO
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DOCUMENT TYPE
Communication: new case

Judgment



30.5.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 213/43


Action brought on 8 April 2022 — Ryanair v Commission

(Case T-185/22)

(2022/C 213/60)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Ryanair DAC (Swords, Ireland) (represented by: E. Vahida, F.-C. Laprévote, V. Blanc, D. Pérez de Lamo and S. Rating, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission

Form of order sought

The applicant claims that the Court should:

annul the European Commission’s decision (EU) of 22 December 2021 on State aid SA.100121 (2021/N) — Portugal — COVID-19: Damage compensation to TAP III; and

order the European Commission to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

In support of the action, the applicant relies on four pleas in law.

1.

First plea in law, alleging that the Commission misapplied Article 107(2)(b) TFEU and committed a manifest error of assessment in its review of the proportionality of the aid to the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2.

Second plea in law, alleging that the decision violates specific provisions of the TFEU and the general principles of EU Law that have underpinned the liberalisation of EU air transport since the late 1980s (i.e., non-discrimination, free provision of services and freedom of establishment).

3.

Third plea in law, alleging that the Commission failed to initiate a formal investigation despite the existence of ‘serious difficulties’ and violated the applicant’s procedural rights.

4.

Fourth plea in law, alleging that the Commission infringed its duty to state reasons pursuant to Article 296(2) TFEU.



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