21.10.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 357/25


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato (Italy) lodged on 12 August 2019 — Istituto nazionale per l’assicurazione contro gli infortuni sul lavoro (INAIL) v Zennaro Giuseppe Legnami Sas di Zennaro Mauro & C.

(Case C-608/19)

(2019/C 357/31)

Language of the case: Italian

Referring court

Consiglio di Stato

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Istituto nazionale per l’assicurazione contro gli infortuni sul lavoro (INAIL)

Respondent: Zennaro Giuseppe Legnami Sas di Zennaro Mauro & C.

Question referred

Must the rules on the grant of aid laid down in Articles 3 and 6 of Regulation No 1407/2013 (1) be interpreted as meaning that it is possible for an applicant undertaking, which finds itself exceeding the maximum permissible ceiling on account of the cumulation with previous financial assistance, to opt — up to the actual payment of the financial assistance applied for — to reduce the funding (by amending or varying the project) or to forgo (in full or in part) previous financial assistance, possibly already received, in order to fall below the maximum limit payable; and must those provisions be interpreted as meaning that the various options proposed (variation or forgoing) apply even if they are not expressly provided for in the national legislation and/or in the public notice relating to the grant of aid?


(1)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid (OJ 2013 L 352, p. 1).