The EU Commission finds that some aid measures granted in support of a French airport are compatible, while others are not and must be recovered (Nîmes-Uzès-Le Vigan)

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PART I: Regional Development and i) Market Economy Operator Test, ii) Services of General Economic Interest*PART II: Regional Development and i) Market Economy Operator Test ii) Services of General Economic Interest* A market economy operator undertakes activities whose incremental revenue exceeds their incremental costs. A market economy operator ignores costs which are unaffected by those activities. A service of general economic interest has special characteristics that set it apart from other services with positive impact on the economy. Having a positive impact is not enough. Introduction National and regional authorities support large infrastructure projects such as ports and airports in the expectation that they will contribute to the development of the local economy or

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU Commission finds that some aid measures granted in support of a French airport are compatible, while others are not and must be recovered (Nîmes-Uzès-Le Vigan), 23 July 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2014, Art. N° 90087

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