The EU Commission rules on the compatibility of a state aid for a new port infrastructure and finds it necessary and proportional to the objective pursued (Katakolo)

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The Confusion between Necessity and Proportionality of State Aid [Case SA.35738: Public Funding of Port Infrastructure]* Introduction Several postings in this blog have examined cases concerning funding of port, airport or sport infrastructure. These cases have all had interesting peculiarities. Some involved no state aid because public authorities acted as private investors, while in other cases the funding arrangements were designed in such a way so that the state aid to operators would not spill over to users of the infrastructure. This posting examines yet another Commission decision on public funding of infrastructure. There are two notable issues in this case. First, while the funding of the operator does constitute state aid, the construction of certain parts of the port

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU Commission rules on the compatibility of a state aid for a new port infrastructure and finds it necessary and proportional to the objective pursued (Katakolo), 19 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 57966

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