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Case T-325/16: Judgment of the General Court of 20 June 2018 — České dráhy v Commission (Competition — Administrative procedure — Decision ordering an inspection — Proportionality — Non-arbitrariness — Obligation to state reasons — Reasonable grounds — Legal certainty — Legitimate expectations — Right to respect for private life — Rights of the defence)


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Judgment of the General Court of 20 June 2018 — České dráhy v Commission

(Case T-325/16) ( 1 )

‛(Competition — Administrative procedure — Decision ordering an inspection — Proportionality — Non-arbitrariness — Obligation to state reasons — Reasonable grounds — Legal certainty — Legitimate expectations — Right to respect for private life — Rights of the defence)’

2018/C 276/67Language of the case: Czech

Parties

Applicant: České dráhy a.s. (Prague, Czech Republic) (represented by: K. Muzikář, J. Kindl and V. Kuča, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: P. Rossi, A. Biolan, G. Meessen, P. Němečková and M. Šimerdová, acting as Agents)

Re:

Action based on Article 263 TFEU and seeking annulment of Commission Decision C(2016) 2417 final of 18 April 2016 relating to a proceeding under Article 20(4) of Regulation No 1/2003, addressed to České dráhy and all companies directly or indirectly controlled by it, ordering them to submit to an inspection (Case AT.40156 — Falcon).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Annuls Commission Decision C(2016) 2417 final of 18 April 2016 relating to a proceeding under Article 20(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1/2003, addressed to České dráhy and all companies directly or indirectly controlled by it, ordering them to submit to an inspection (Case AT.40156 — Falcon), in so far as it concerns routes other than the Prague-Ostrava route and conduct other than the alleged predatory pricing practices;

2.

Dismisses the action as to the remainder;

3.

Orders each party to bear its own costs.


( 1 ) OJ C 314, 29.8.2016.