European Court of Justice judgment (Transport) C-473/10 Commission v Hungary, C-483/10 Commission v Spain, C-555/10 Commission v Austria and C-556/10 Commission v Germany: extracts

Type: NEWS   Référence: 93169   Durée: 00:03:21   Première transmission: 28/02/2013  Lieu: Luxembourg (town), Luxembourg - Court of Justice of the EC
Fin de production: 28/02/2013
The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled today in the joined cases C-473/10 Commission v Hungary, C-483/10 Commission v Spain, C-555/10 Commission v Austria and C-556/10 Commission v Germany (Transport). In its ruling, the Court stated that Hungary and Spain have failed to comply with their obligations under European Union law in the field of rail transport. On the other hand, Austrian and German rail transport legislation complies with EU law. As a result of the liberalisation of the railway sector in the EU, Member States are required to ensure that undertakings operating in that sector enjoy equitable and non-discriminatory access to the rail network. In that context, the exercise of functions regarded as essential may no longer be performed by the Member States’ railway undertakings that have traditionally done so but must be entrusted to independent managers. Those functions comprise, essentially, the granting of licences to railway undertakings giving them access to the rail network, the allocation of train paths and the determination of the charges to be paid by transport undertakings for use of the network.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) 00:00:07
00:00:12 ECJ Judges entering the courtroom 00:00:16
00:00:28 SOUNDBITE (French) by Rosario Silva de Lapuerta, Judge at the Court of Justice, reading the judgment in case C-473/10 Commission v Hungary 00:00:50
00:01:18 SOUNDBITE (Spanish) by Rosario Silva de Lapuerta, Judge at the Court of Justice, reading the judgment in case C-483/10 Commission v Spain 00:00:59
00:02:17 SOUNDBITE (German) by Jean-Claude Bonichot, Judge at the Court of Justice, reading the judgment in case C-555/10 Commission v Austria 00:00:21
00:02:38 SOUNDBITE (German) by Jean-Claude Bonichot, Judge at the Court of Justice, reading the judgment in case C-556/10 Commission v Germany 00:00:29
00:03:07 Cutaways (2 shots) 00:00:14
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