27.7.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 247/13


Order of the General Court of 20 May 2020 — Nord Stream 2 v Parliament and Council

(Case T-526/19) (1)

(Action for annulment - Energy - Internal market in natural gas - Directive (EU) 2019/692 - Application of Directive 2009/73/EC to gas lines to or from third countries - No direct concern - Inadmissibility - Production of documents obtained unlawfully)

(2020/C 247/20)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: Nord Stream 2 AG (Zug, Switzerland) (represented by: L. Van den Hende and J. Penz-Evren, lawyers, and M. Schonberg, Solicitor advocate)

Defendants: European Parliament (represented by: L. Visaggio, J. Etienne and I. McDowell, acting as Agents) and Council of the European Union (represented by: A. Lo Monaco, S. Boelaert and K. Pavlaki, acting as Agents)

Re:

Application under Article 263 TFEU seeking annulment of Directive (EU) 2019/692 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 amending Directive 2009/73/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas (OJ 2019 L 117, p. 1).

Operative part of the order

1.

The documents produced by Nord Stream 2 AG as Annexes A. 14 and O. 20 are removed from the file and there is no need to take account of the passages of the application and annexes in which extracts of those documents are reproduced.

2.

The application for a decision on a procedural issue submitted by the Council of the European Union is dismissed as to the remainder.

3.

The documents produced by Nord Stream 2 as Annexes M. 26 and M. 30 are removed from the file.

4.

The action is dismissed as inadmissible.

5.

There is no need to adjudicate on the applications for leave to intervene submitted by the Republic of Estonia, by the Republic of Latvia, by the Republic of Lithuania, by the Republic of Poland and by the European Commission.

6.

Nord Stream 2 is ordered to pay the costs of the European Parliament and of the Council, except for those relating to the applications for leave to intervene.

7.

Nord Stream 2, the Parliament and the Council, as well as the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Poland and the Commission, are to bear their own costs in relation to the applications for leave to intervene.


(1)  OJ C 305, 9.9.2019.