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Tourism Financing and State Aid

Martin Wiedenbauer has published an article in ecolex' March edition (ecolex 2018, 261), a renowned Austrian journal for commercial law.

Many EU Member States finance tourism activities and run their own tourism offices or location development departments. In this context aid is often granted for the construction and operation of infrastructures of touristic interest or for activities that are otherwise relevant to the tourism sector (e.g. destination marketing, the distribution of touristic material etc).

In his article, Martin Wiedenbauer outlines the recent developments and best practice in state aid law to avoid the need for notification to the Commission.