Airport Infrastructure, Public Remit and the MEOT* A public authority, acting as a private investor, may provide finance which is free of state aid to an airport and at the same time grant state aid to the same airport. Public funding of activities that fall within the exclusive tasks of the state is not state aid. When a public authority defines the activities that fall within the public remit [the exclusive tasks of the state], it must be consistent. It may not bear their costs at some airports while imposing those costs to the operators of other airports. Introduction Leipzig-Halle is certainly the most famous airport in the state aid literature. It must also be one of the most generously funded airport in Europe. I have lost count of the subsidies that have been granted to it.
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