State aid: the EU General Court dismisses the actions regarding the financing of the Fehmarn Belt fixed link project between Denmark and Germany

March 1, 2024

Unfortunately, Scandlines failed in its attempt to challenge the state funding for the rail and road tunnel connecting Denmark and Germany. The second-highest court in Europe sided with EU competition regulators who had endorsed the financial assistance.

“According to the General Court, the Commission was entitled to find that the Fixed Link project is of common European interest, inter alia because that project makes a significant and concrete contribution to the achievement of the European Union’s transport policy objectives and broader EU objectives, and that it will improve the connection between the Nordic countries and central Europe.”

Read the full text here.

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