TITJUR Minesi Order of the Court (Eighth Chamber) of 16 February 2012. # Criminal proceedings against Matteo Minesi. # Reference for a preliminary ruling: Tribunale di Verbania - Italy. # Article 104(3), first subparagraph, of the Rules of Procedure - Freedom of establishment - Freedom to provide services - Betting and gaming - Collection of bets on sporting events - Licensing requirement - Consequences of an infringement of European Union law in the awarding of licences - Award of 16 300 additional licences - Principle of equal treatment and the obligation of transparency - Principle of legal certainty - Protection of holders of earlier licences - National legislation - Mandatory minimum distances between betting outlets - Whether permissible - Cross-border activities analogous to those engaged in under the licence - Prohibition under national legislation - Whether permissible. # Case C-279/10.