Services of General Economic Interest : Commission Adopts Light' De Minimis Regulation
The last piece of the puzzle is finally in place. The European Commission completed the Almunia package on state aid for services of general economic interest (SGEI) with its adoption, on 25 April, of the final element, a new de minimis regulation. This text exempts from prior notification or authorisation "small" public services that do not affect competition, when compensation is less than 500,000.
"This new exemption will facilitate the provision of many small, local public services," commented Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia.
Published on 20 December 2011, the system for the revision of rules on state aid for SGEI aims to clarify concepts and introduce a …
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Publication information: Article title: Services of General Economic Interest : Commission Adopts Light' De Minimis Regulation. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: European Social Policy. Publication date: May 14, 2012. Page number: 313779. © 2009 Europolitics. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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