UEPC Position on EU State Aid Rules in the Housing Markets published on Euractiv
On 24 January, Euractiv.com published a paper of Filiep Loosveldt, Managing Director of the UEPC, on EU State Aid rules in the housing markets.
Building upon different case studies, notably the Hungarian, Dutch, Belgian and French ones, the article highlights that state aid rules remain necessary for tackling unfair competition on the housing markets.
In particular, Filiep Loosveldt states that: ‘the concepts of ‘level playing field’ or ‘freedom of competition’ are not an ultra-liberal credo; they are the means by which public and private bodies can be made to compete in achieving the common good: affordable quality housing. This is why European Union’s State Aid authorities must continue and enhance their crucial role, ensuring that state aid energises all market actors to compete in increasing the affordable quality housing stock’.
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