Committee of the regions

 Committee of the Regions

Revised opinion of the Committee of the Regions on EU state aid rules on services of general economic interest

–       is pleased that the European Commission is on the same wavelength as the CoR proposal that a distinction be made between: 1) situations where de minimis public service compensation does not affect intra-Community trade; 2) compensation granted to local and social public services that exceeds the de minimis thresholds but which, because of the way these services are organised and the current state of internal market development, does not affect intra-Community trade; and 3) compensation granted to other EU or cross-border public services governed by sectoral directives or regulations;

THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS:

–       is pleased that the European Commission is on the same wavelength as the CoR proposal that a distinction be made between: 1) situations where de minimis public service compensation does not affect intra-Community trade; 2) compensation granted to local and social public services that exceeds the de minimis thresholds but which, because of the way these services are organised and the current state of internal market development, does not affect intra-Community trade; and 3) compensation granted to other EU or cross-border public services governed by sectoral directives or regulations;

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