The EU Commission considers the aid for the implementation of an urban development project for schools in the region of Attica to be compatible with the internal market based on Article 107(3)(c) TFEU (JESSICA)

A JESSICA-Funded Public-Private Partnership* Main points Public funding of a public-private partnership for the construction and maintenance of public schools may still involve State Aid. State Aid may have an incentive effect even when it is granted to a project that has already started. The funding gap method can demonstrate the necessity and proportionality of State Aid. Introduction This article reviews Commission Decision SA.37168 concerning the construction and maintenance of public schools in Attica, Greece [1]. This case is interesting for several reasons. The project – an urban development project – is implemented through a public-private partnership, and is partly funded by JESSICA. The project developer was selected through a competitive procedure. The ultimate beneficiary

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