Key facts of the case:
Action for annulment — Energy — Internal market in natural gas — Directive (EU) 2019/692 — Application of Directive 2009/73/EC to gas lines to or from third countries — No direct concern — Inadmissibility — Production of documents obtained unlawfully.
Outcome of the case:
THE GENERAL COURT (Eighth Chamber) hereby orders:
119) It should be added that, contrary to the applicant’s assertions, the fact that the Parliament and the Council adopted the contested act in the form of a directive or that they decided to grant a derogation under the new Article 49a of Directive 2009/73, as amended, only to pipelines ‘completed before 23 May 2019’ is not such as to restrict its right to an effective judicial remedy under Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.