The Danish Competition Authority finds that a municipality granted an unlawful aid to a national football club but failed to order repayment because the aid was granted before the relevant State aid provisions (Farum Park)

On 22 June 2011 the Danish Competition Council issued a decision dealing with the question whether a Danish municipality (municipality of Furesø) had rented a Center for Sport and Culture to a local football club (FC Nordsjaelland) to a price below market price, leading to a grant of unlawful State aid. This was found to be the case, but the Council found itself barred from ordering repayment or termination of the aid. Background & facts of the case On 12 June 1999 the municipality published the operation of a local stadium (Farum Park) in the local newspaper.

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Michael Honoré, The Danish Competition Authority finds that a municipality granted an unlawful aid to a national football club but failed to order repayment because the aid was granted before the relevant State aid provisions (Farum Park), 22 June 2011, e-Competitions June 2011, Art. N° 37665

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