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Case C-112/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato (Italy) lodged on 24 February 2016 — Persidera SpA v Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti

OJ C 175, 17.5.2016, p. 10–11 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

17.5.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 175/10


Request for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato (Italy) lodged on 24 February 2016 — Persidera SpA v Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti

(Case C-112/16)

(2016/C 175/11)

Language of the case: Italian

Referring court

Consiglio di Stato

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Persidera SpA

Respondents: Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti

Questions referred

1.

Does EU law, in particular Articles 56, 101, 102 and 106 TFEU, Article 9 of Directive 2002/21/EC (1) (‘the Framework Directive’), Articles 3, 5 and 7 of Directive 2002/20/EC (2) (‘the Authorisation Directive’) and Articles 2 and 4 of Directive 2002/77/EC (3) (‘the Competition Directive’) and the principles of non-discrimination, transparency, freedom of competition, proportionality, effectiveness and pluralism of information preclude a provision of national law which, for the purposes of determining the number of digital networks to be allocated to operators for the conversion of analogue networks, provides that equal account should be taken of analogue networks operated entirely lawfully and analogue networks that operated in the past in breach of the anti-concentration thresholds laid down by rules of national law and have been the subject of adverse criticism by the Court of Justice or the European Commission or, in any event, operated without being granted the necessary right?

2.

Does EU law, in particular Articles 56, 101, 102 and 106 TFEU, Article 9 of Directive 2002/21/EC (‘the Framework Directive’), Articles 3, 5 and 7 of Directive 2002/20/EC (‘the Authorisation Directive’) and Articles 2 and 4 of Directive 2002/77/EC (‘the Competition Directive’) and the principles of non-discrimination, transparency, freedom of competition, proportionality, effectiveness and pluralism of information preclude a provision of national law which, for the purposes of determining the number of digital networks to be allocated to operators for the conversion of analogue networks takes account of all the analogue networks operated until that point, including those operated in breach of the anti-concentration thresholds laid down by rules of national law that have already been the subject of adverse criticism by the Court of Justice or the European Commission or, in any event, those operated without being granted the necessary rights, and which has the actual effect of reducing the number of digital networks allocated to a multi-network operator, by comparison with those operated under the analogue system, to an extent which is proportionally greater than the reduction imposed on competitors?


(1)  Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (Framework Directive) (OJ 2002 L 108, p. 33).

(2)  Directive 2002/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services (Authorisation Directive) (OJ 2002 L 108, p. 21).

(3)  Commission Directive 2002/77/EC of 16 September 2002 on competition in the markets for electronic communications networks and services (Text with EEA relevance) (OJ 2002 L 249, p. 21).


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