The EU Court of Justice rules that public funding of bus lanes used by British taxis does not constitute State aid (Eventech / Parking Adjudicator)

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Non-Commercial Public Infrastructure: Another Judgment, More Questions* Public infrastructure which is not exploited for commercial purposes does not result in an advantage for its users. Undertakings which are subject to different regulatory requirements can be treated differently. Cross-border trade can be affected even when there is no direct provision of cross-border services. Introduction The Leipzig-Halle judgment of 2011 was a shock to public funding of infrastructure projects. [1] After the dust settled, it was increasingly recognised that what the General Court said made sense. If there is infrastructure [i.e. a runway] which is inseparably linked to an economic activity [i.e. an airport terminal], then the infrastructure becomes economic and the public funding of it

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU Court of Justice rules that public funding of bus lanes used by British taxis does not constitute State aid (Eventech / Parking Adjudicator), 14 January 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2015, Art. N° 90276

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