May 11
2021
Trajan Shipley
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20th April 2021
Competition & State Aid

Commission approves State aid for Polish Regional Railways

The European Commission has declared several Polish measures supporting the restructuring of Polish Regional Railways (State-owned national operator of regional passenger rail transport) as compatible with EU State aid rules.

This follows a formal investigation initiated in 2018 as to whether certain aid measures granted to the company in the context of the same overall restructuring were compatible with Article 107(3)(c) TFEU. However, the Commission concluded that the measures were proportionate and necessary to ensure the viability of the company and avoid serious disturbance that a potential insolvency might have caused.

The Commission considered that the Polish regional passenger rail transport sector is different from

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