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CJEU Case C-4/17 P Judgment

Czech Republic v European Commission

Policy area:
Agriculture
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Third Chamber)
Type:
Decision
Decision date:
06/09/2018

Key facts of the case:

Appeal — European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) — Expenditure eligible for European Union financing — Expenditure by the Czech Republic — Regulation (EC) No 479/2008 — Article 11(3) — Concept of ‘restructuring of vineyards'

Outcome of the case:

On those grounds, the Court (Third Chamber) hereby:

  1. Sets aside the judgment of the General Court of the European Union of 20 October 2016, Czech Republic v Commission (T‑141/15, not published, EU:T:2016:621);
  2. Annuls Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/103 of 16 January 2015 excluding from European Union financing certain expenditure incurred by the Member States under the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), in so far as it excludes expenditure by the Czech Republic under the EAGF on the measure to protect vineyards against damage caused by animals and birds for 2010 to 2012 in the total amount of EUR 2 123 199.04;
  3. Orders the European Commission to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the Czech Republic both in the proceedings at first instance and on the present appeal.