EU Competition policy must not limit local and regional support

Posted by European Committee of the Regions

EU Competition policy must not limit local and regional support

EU local and regional authorities welcome competition policy achievements but demand more flexibility for state aid rules to overcome challenges such as Brexit

The impact of the EU’s competition policy on local and regional authorities was the topic of an opinion adopted at the European Committee of the Regions’ (CoR) December plenary session. During a debate with the EU’s Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, members of the CoR urged that rules allow local and regional authorities address social and economic challenges without being considered state aid.

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