Official Journal of the European Union

C 310/8

Judgment of the Court (Ninth Chamber) of 17 June 2021 — Republic of Lithuania v European Commission, Czech Republic

(Case C-153/20 P) (1)

(Appeal - European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) - Expenditure excluded from EU financing - Expenditure incurred by the Republic of Lithuania - Regulation (EU) No 65/2011 - Administrative checks - On-the-spot check - Quality of checks - Quality of the applicants - Artificial conditions - Expenditure incurred through projects)

(2021/C 310/08)

Language of the case: Lithuanian


Appellant: Republic of Lithuania (represented by: R. Dzikovič and K. Dieninio, acting as agents)

Other parties to the proceedings: European Commission (represented by: A. Sauka and A. Steiblytė, acting as agents), Czech Republic (represented by: M. Smolek, J. Pavliš and J. Vláčil, acting as agents)

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Dismisses the appeal;


Orders the Republic of Lithuania to bear its own costs and to pay those incurred by the European Commission;


Orders the Czech Republic to bear its own costs.

(1)  OJ C 215, 29.6.2020.