16.5.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 198/31


Judgment of the General Court of 9 March 2022 — Italy v Commission

(Case T-10/20) (1)

(EAGF and EAFRD - Expenditure excluded from financing - Area-related aid scheme - Financial corrections - Article 52(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 - Article 12(2) and (6) of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 907/2014 - Definition of ‘permanent grasslands’ - Article 4(1)(h) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 - Producer organisation and operational programmes - Articles 26, 27, 31, 104 and 106 of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 - Article 155 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 - Delegated Regulation (EU) No 499/2014 - Public procurement procedure - Article 24(2)(c) and Article 26(1)(d) of Regulation (EU) No 65/2011 - Article 48(2) and Article 51(1) of Implementing Regulation (EU) No 809/2014 - Risk of financial loss)

(2022/C 198/43)

Language of the case: Italian

Parties

Applicant: Italian Republic (represented by: G. Palmieri, acting as Agent, and by C. Gerardis, G. Rocchitta and E. Feola, avvocati dello Stato)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: P. Rossi, J. Aquilina and F. Moro, acting as Agents)

Re:

APPLICATION under Article 263 TFEU seeking annulment of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1835 of 30 October 2019 excluding from European Union financing certain expenditure incurred by the Member States under the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) (OJ 2019 L 279, p. 98), in so far as it relates to certain expenditure incurred by the Italian Republic.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Annuls Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1835 of 30 October 2019 excluding from European Union financing certain expenditure incurred by the Member States under the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in so far as it imposes a flat rate correction of 2 % on the Italian Republic relating to area aid granted in Italy in the amount of EUR 143 924 279,14 for the claim years 2015 and 2016 and a flat rate correction of 10 % in the amount of EUR 72 704,23 relating to sample/payment No 8 concerning the commune of Campoli Monte Taburno, pursuant to Measure 322, included in rural development measures for the claim years 2014, 2015 and 2016;

2.

Dismisses the action as to the remainder;

3.

Orders the Italian Republic and the European Commission to bear their own costs.


(1)  OJ C 68, 2.3.2020.