The EU Commission finds that Belgian funding of public infrastructure does not constitute State aid (Uplace)

When Infrastructure is not Public: Dedicated, Project-Specific and Bespoke* Public funding of open and freely used infrastructure is not State aid. Public funding of project-specific, dedicated or bespoke infrastructure is State aid. Public funding of infrastructure connecting public and private parts may be State aid if the relevant national rules require developers to bear the cost. Introduction The Commission has recently examined an infrastructure project in the vicinity of Brussels another Belgian city, Leuven (Louvain), lodged a complaint. In its decision SA.36019, the Commission concluded that the public funding of infrastructure in the Vilvoorde-Machelen area just on the outskirts of Brussels did not constitute State aid. The decision merits a review because the

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU Commission finds that Belgian funding of public infrastructure does not constitute State aid (Uplace), 8 January 2016, e-Competitions January 2016, Art. N° 90258

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