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A Setback for Competition (and State Aid) in the Railway Sector · Case C‑515/18 AGCM · Annotation by Roberto Caranta and Benedetta Biancardi

Annotation on the Judgment of the Court of Justice (Tenth Chamber) of 24 October 2019 in Case C‑515/18 Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato v Regione Autonoma della Sardegna

Roberto Caranta, Benedetta Biancardi


Keywords: railway services, direct award, transparency, Altmark

In a case concerning a direct award of passenger railways services to the old State owned monopolist, the Court of Justice opts for a literal interpretation of Regulation (EC) 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road limiting transparency and competition in the choice of the service provider.

Roberto Caranta, Professor, University of Turin. Benedetta Biancardi, PhD Candidate, University of Turin. Roberto Caranta drafted Section III and V, Benedetta Biancardi Sections I, II, and IV. For correspondence: <> and <>.


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