The EU Commission finds a State aid to a Conservatory to be compatible with the internal market (Fundació Privada Conservatori del Liceu)

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How Much May a Non-Economic Entity Charge without Becoming an Undertaking?* The price should not cover more than 50% of the costs. Introduction An entity that does not make profit can still be an undertaking. However, an entity that charges a fee for its services is not necessarily an undertaking. The EU Court of Justice has never defined how low such a fee must be in order for that entity to avoid becoming an undertaking. But now we have an answer from the Commission in its decision in case SA.43700. In that case the Commission examined whether public funding of Fundació Privada Conservatori del Liceu in Spain constituted State aid. [1] Although the amount of money is small and the circumstances of the case itself are rather specific, the reasoning of the Commission is very

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU Commission finds a State aid to a Conservatory to be compatible with the internal market (Fundació Privada Conservatori del Liceu), 8 November 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2018, Art. N° 89737

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