17.8.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 271/3


Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 11 June 2020 — European Commission v Dôvera zdravotná poist'ovňa a.s., Slovak Republic, Union zdravotná poist’ovňa a.s.

(Joined Cases C-262/18 P and C-271/18 P) (1)

(Appeal - State aid - Article 107(1) TFEU - Social security system - Health insurance bodies - Concepts of ‘undertaking’ and ‘economic activity’ - Social objective - Principle of solidarity - State supervision - Overall assessment - Possibility of seeking profits - Residual competition on quality and on health insurance services offered)

(2020/C 271/03)

Language of the case: English

Parties

(Case C-262/18)

Appellant: European Commission (represented by: F. Tomat and P.-J. Loewenthal, acting as Agents)

Intervener in support of the appellant: Republic of Finland (represented by: S. Hartikainen, acting as Agent)

Other parties to the proceedings: Dôvera zdravotná poist'ovňa a.s. (represented by: F. Roscam Abbing, A. Pliego Selie and O.W. Brouwer, advocaten), Slovak Republic (represented by: M. Kianička, D. Kaiserová and B. Ricziová, acting as Agents), Union zdravotná poist’ovňa a.s. (represented by A.M. ter Haar, A. Kleinhout and J.K. de Pree, advocaten)

(Case C-271/18)

Appellant: Slovak Republic (represented by: M. Kianička, D. Kaiserová and B. Ricziová, acting as Agents)

Intervener in support of the appellant: Republic of Finland (represented by: S. Hartikainen, acting as Agent)

Other parties to the proceedings: Dôvera zdravotná poist'ovňa a.s. (represented by: F. Roscam Abbing, A. Pliego Selie and O.W. Brouwer, advocaten), European Commission (represented by: F. Tomat and P.-J. Loewenthal, acting as Agents), Union zdravotná poist’ovňa a.s. (represented by: A.M. ter Haar, A. Kleinhout and J.K. de Pree, advocaten)

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Sets aside the judgment of the General Court of the European Union of 5 February 2018, Dôvera zdravotná poist'ovňa v Commission (T-216/15, not published, EU:T:2018:64);

2.

Dismisses the action brought by Dôvera zdravotná poisťovňa a.s. in Case T-216/15;

3.

Orders Dôvera zdravotná poisťovňa a.s., to pay the costs incurred by the European Commission in the context of the present appeals and of the proceedings before the General Court of the European Union; to bear its own costs incurred in the context of the present appeals and of the proceedings before the General Court of the European Union; and to pay the costs incurred by the Slovak Republic in the context of the present appeals;

4.

Orders the Slovak Republic to bear its own costs incurred in the context of the proceedings before the General Court of the European Union;

5.

Orders Union zdravotná poisťovňa a.s. to bear its own costs incurred in the context of the present appeals and of the proceedings before the General Court of the European Union;

6.

Orders the Republic of Finland to bear its own costs incurred in the context of the present appeals.


(1)  OJ C 231, 2.7.2018.

OJ C 259, 23.7.2018.