The European Commission holds that public funding of infrastructure which is open to any user does not constitute State aid (Propapier)

Use of Publicly-Funded Infrastructure without State Aid* Public funding of infrastructure which is open to any user does not constitute State aid. Public funding for the upgrading/extension of infrastructure in view of expected increase in the number of users is not State aid as long as it is not designed for the specific needs of certain users.Fees charged to users of publicly-funded infrastructure must cover incremental costs and include a reasonable margin. Introduction Speaking at a High Level Forum of Member States on 18 December 2014, the new Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, invited Member States “to join the Commission in setting up a working group on designing State Aided infrastructure projects in a way that does not raise issues under State Aid Law. I know

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Phedon Nicolaides, The European Commission holds that public funding of infrastructure which is open to any user does not constitute State aid (Propapier), 1 October 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2014, Art. N° 70941

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