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Long-Term Power Purchase Agreements and Market Liberalization ∙ Cases T-468/08 and T-179/09 ∙ Annotation by Hanno Wollmann

Annotation on the Judgments of the General Court of 30 April 2014 in the cases Tisza Erömü (T-468/08) and Dunamenti Erömü (T-179/09)

Hanno Wollmann

The Tisza and the Dunamenti Erömü judgments form the next steps of the EU judiciary in the protracted dispute concerning the transformation of the Hungarian single buyer model to the liberalized European electricity market. Whereas the first judgment of the General Court in this matter (in Budapesti Erömü; joined cases T-182/09 and T-80/06) broke new grounds concerning the transitional provisions of the new member states’ Accession Agreements, the attention has now shifted to issues of “legitimate expectations”. The dispute has the potential to turn into a leading case concerning the relation between EU State aid law and investment arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty and bilateral investment treaties.
Key words: State aid; long-term power purchase agreements; Accession Agreements; MVM; imputability; recovery order; legitimate expectations


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