Today, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) together with several associations in the transport sector have sent a common statement to the European Commision on state aid clearance in the context of TEN-T projects.
19.05.2014 common statement on ten-t2The undersigning associations in the transport sector consist of ESPO, the European Association with tolled motorways, bridges and tunnels (ASECAP), the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP), the European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM), and the International Road Transport Union (IRU).
The associations ask to streamline procedures within the European Commission in such a way as to ensure that the compatibility of all elements of the funding of a project with EU law can be assessed during the general TEN-T application process. A positive TEN-T funding decision should entail the legal certainty that the possible use of state aid for the same project will not be too easily challenged at a later stage.
The common statement can be found here.