Sélecteur de langues
Brussels, 13 January 2009
Having launched the procedure allowing Denmark and all interested parties to submit comments, the Commission concluded that the guidelines on State aid to maritime transport were applicable mutatis mutandis to cable-laying activities. This decision takes into account the fact that maritime cable-laying and maritime transport are in a similar economic situation.
With regard to dredging, the Commission finally concluded that the way in which the Danish authorities treat certain activities carried out by dredgers as maritime transport was acceptable.
Accordingly, it decided to close the investigation launched on 10 July 2007 into the extension of the aid scheme to maritime cable-laying and dredging activities (subject to a minor amendment concerning maritime dredging).
 Commission communication
C(2004) 43 – Community guidelines on State aid to maritime transport, OJ C
13, 17.1.2004, pp. 3-12, available on: