CASE COMMENT: PUBLIC SECTOR - PUBLIC SERVICE OBLIGATIONS - PUBLIC SERVICE COMPENSATION - URBAN PASSENGER TRANSPORT SECTOR

Compensation for public service obligations: The ECJ holds that Regulation n° 1191/69 precludes the grant of compensation where it is not possible to determine the amount of the costs imputable to the public service obligations (Antrop)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. ECJ, 7 May 2009, Antrop and Others v Conselho de Ministros and Others, Case C-504/07. The application of Council Regulation No 1191/69/EEC of 26 June 1969 on action by Member States concerning the obligations inherent in the concept of a public service in transport by rail, road and inland waterway, repealed by the new PSO Regulation of 23 October 2007 (Regulation No 1370/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road) has not given rise to a great deal of litigation before the Community courts (with the notable exception of the famous Altmark judgment).

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Jean-Philippe Kovar, Compensation for public service obligations: The ECJ holds that Regulation n° 1191/69 precludes the grant of compensation where it is not possible to determine the amount of the costs imputable to the public service obligations (Antrop), 7 May 2009, Concurrences N° 3-2009, Art. N° 27848, pp. 142-144

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