The EU Commission finds that a German local infrastructure renewal scheme does not constitute State aid (Village renewal and infrastructure projects in rural areas)

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Local Infrastructure* Public funding of local infrastructure is not State aid when the responsibility for the infrastructure falls within the remit of public authorities, it is not commercially exploited, it is open to all users, it is not intended to support the needs of any particular undertaking and any benefits to any undertaking are incidental. Introduction Even since the adoption of the new General Block Exemption Regulation [Regulation 651/2014], a question that has been asked many times is what is “local infrastructure”? The GBER does not provide a definition of local infrastructure. However, it provides some clues. Recital 75 of the GBER explains that: “A number of measures taken by Member States with regard to local infrastructures do not constitute aid because they do

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