New funding for five ferry connections between Croatian islands and mainlandJuly 12, 2018
Hat: New funding for five ferry connections between Croatian islands and mainland
Funding Scheme: 2018-07-12
Pgm2014 2020: Yes
The European Commission has found Croatian plans to grant HRK 250 million (34 million euro) to ensure regular ferry connections on five routes between Croatian islands and the mainland.
The public support will be granted to maritime companies, which will be selected through public tenders organised by the Agency for Coastal Lines and Maritime Traffic. The public support will cover the difference between revenues from ferry tickets and the cost of operating the ferries regularly.
The Commission assessed the measures under EU State aid rules on services of general economic interest (SGEI) and EU rules on maritime cabotage and found that the State aid in question will contribute to the connectivity and development of the islands.
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