"The New State Aid Rules for Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI): the Commission Decision and Framework of 20 December 2011"*1. Introduction: the 2011 package  On 20 December 2011, the European Commission adopted a new package of State aid rules for services of general economic interest (SGEI) , which replaced the 2005 package . The 2011 package consists of four instruments that apply to public authorities that grant compensation for the provision of SGEI: – A new Communication , clarifying basic concepts of State aid relevant for SGEI ; – A new proposal for a de minimis Regulation , providing that compensation below EUR 500.000 over three years does not fall under State aid scrutiny (the final text is expected to be adopted in spring 2012); – A revised
The EU Commission adopts State aid rules for services of general economic interest (SGEI)
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