CASE COMMENT: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - NOTION OF UNDERTAKING - ECONOMIC ACTIVITY - EXERCISE OF PUBLIC POWERS

Economic activity: The ECJ rules that Eurocontrol is not an undertaking: providing assistance to the national administrations in the implementation of tendering procedures for the acquisition of air traffic management systems is closely linked to the task of technical standardisation entrusted to Eurocontrol with a view to maintaining and developing the safety of air navigation and is thus connected with the exercise of public powers (Selex Sistemi Integrati ; Eurocontrol)

ECJ, 26.3.09, Selex Sistemi Integrati v. Commission and Eurocontrol, case C-113/07 P L'arrêt Selex relève à titre principal de la chronique secteur public. Toutefois, il convient de mentionner son apport concernant la qualification d'activité économique, en ce qu'elle détermine le champ d'application de

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Anne-Lise Sibony, Economic activity: The ECJ rules that Eurocontrol is not an undertaking: providing assistance to the national administrations in the implementation of tendering procedures for the acquisition of air traffic management systems is closely linked to the task of technical standardisation entrusted to Eurocontrol with a view to maintaining and developing the safety of air navigation and is thus connected with the exercise of public powers (Selex Sistemi Integrati ; Eurocontrol), 26 March 2009, Concurrences Review N° 2-2009, Art. N° 26026, p. 117

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