Proposal for a Council Regulation on the application of Articles 93, 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to certain categories of State aid in the rail, inland waterway and multimodal transport sector

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Series Details COM (2022) 327
Publication Date 06/07/2022
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Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 6 July 2022, concerning the application of Articles 93, 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) to certain categories of State aid in the rail, inland waterway and multimodal transport sector. This is a text with EEA relevance.

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In December 2020, the European Commission adopted its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, in which the strengthening of rail and inland waterway transport, as well as multimodal transport, is seen as an essential component of the green and digital transformation of transport across the European Union (EU). However, those objectives cannot be reached without major investments by the Member States - this calls for State aid rules that allow those investments where such public support is necessary while preserving and enhancing competition in rail, inland waterway and multimodal transport.

This draft law enables the Commission to exempt from prior notification under EU State aid rules certain types of aid for rail, inland waterway and multimodal transport, with the objective of promoting green transport. It covers aid under Article 93 TFEU. It was adopted by the European Commission on 6 July 2022, in the context of the revision of the State aid Railway Guidelines.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2022:327:FIN
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European Commission: Have Your Say: Greener land transport – simplified state aid rules (New Land Transport Enabling Regulation) https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13153-Greener-land-transport-simplified-state-aid-rules-New-Land-Transport-Enabling-Regulation-_en
European Commission: Press Release, 06/07/2022: State aid: Commission proposes rules to simplify procedures for State aid to green transport https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_22_4311

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