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:
9) In support of its action, the Czech Republic put forward two pleas in law, alleging, first, an infringement of Article 5 of Regulation No 479/2008 and the principles of legal certainty and the protection of legitimate expectations and, second, an infringement of Article 41 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (‘the Charter’) in conjunction with Articles 11 and 16 of Regulation No 885/2006 and Article 31 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 of 21 June 2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy (OJ 2005 L 209, p. 1).
13) In support of its appeal, the Czech Republic relies on three grounds of appeal, alleging: – infringement of Article 11 of Regulation No 479/2008; – infringement of Article 5(2) of Regulation No 479/2008 and the principles of the protection of legitimate expectations and legal certainty; and – infringement of Article 41 of the Charter in conjunction with Article 31 of Regulation No 1290/2005 or Article 52 of Regulation No 1306/2013 and with Articles 11 and 16 of Regulation No 885/2006.