9.11.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 378/26


Judgment of the General Court of 9 September 2020 — Kerkosand v Commission

(Case T-745/17) (1)

(State aid - Aid for an investment project in western Slovakia - Regional investment aid - Rejection of a complaint - Decision not to raise any objections - Conditions for exemption - Article 14 of Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 - Scope of the Commission’s supervisory power - Guidelines on regional State aid for 2014-2020 - Concept of SME - Article 3(2) and (3) of Annex I to Regulation No 651/2014 - Data used for the staff headcount and the financial amounts and reference period - Article 4 of Annex I to Regulation No 651/2014 - Doubts as to the compatibility of the aid with the internal market - Article 4(4) of Regulation (EU) 2015/1589 - Serious difficulties)

(2020/C 378/30)

Language of the case: German

Parties

Applicant: Kerkosand spol. s r. o. (Šajdíkove Humence, Slovakia) (represented by: A. Rosenfeld and C. Holtmann, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: K. Blanck and A. Bouchagiar, acting as Agents)

Re:

Application pursuant to Article 263 TFEU seeking annulment of Commission Decision C(2017) 5050 final of 20 July 2017 concerning investment aid to the Slovak glass sand producer NAJPI a. s. (SA.38121 (2016/FC) — Slovakia) (JO 2017, C 336, p. 1).

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Annuls Commission Decision C(2017) 5050 final of 20 July 2017 concerning investment aid to the Slovak glass sand producer NAJPI a. s. (SA.38121 (2016/FC) — Slovakia);

2.

Orders the European Commission to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 42, 5.2.2018.