The EU Commission finds that the benefits earned from State aid by an Italian company are valid and compatible with the internal market (Toremar)

Another Altmark Compliant Case!* Introduction It is very rare for measures of compensation for public service obligations to be found by the European Commission to be compliant with the Altmark conditions. Nonetheless, in the past two years the Commission has concluded that two Italian measures were free of State aid because they satisfied the Altmark conditions. The most recent of those two measures was the subject of Commission decision 2022/348 on aid implemented by Italy and the Region of Tuscany for Toremar and its acquirer Moby [published in OJ L 64, 2/3/2022]. [1] After receiving complaints concerning public service compensation for companies belonging to the former Tirrenia group, the Commission opened several formal procedures which have already led to a number of other

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU Commission finds that the benefits earned from State aid by an Italian company are valid and compatible with the internal market (Toremar), 2 March 2022, e-Competitions March 2022, Art. N° 105830

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