The EU Commission adopts a new package of State aid rules for services of general economic interest (SGEI)

"The New State Aid Rules for Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)"* On 20 December 2011, following extensive public consultations, the European Commission adopted a new package of State aid rules for services of general economic interest (SGEI) [1]. This article offers an overview of the new SGEI package. More detailed articles on the instruments of the package, as well as an article providing a specific example of how the rules are applied will follow in the coming months. SGEI Background SGEI are services of an economic nature that public authorities identify as being of particular importance to citizens, but which are not supplied by market forces alone, or at least not to the extent and under the conditions requested by society. Their provision may therefore require

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Nicolas Pesaresi, Adinda Sinnaeve, Valérie Guigue-Koeppen, Madalina Radulescu, Joachim Wiemann, The EU Commission adopts a new package of State aid rules for services of general economic interest (SGEI), 20 December 2011, e-Competitions December 2011, Art. N° 54533

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