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Invitation for comments on state aid investigation into Verne Data Centre



The Authority calls for comments from third parties in an investigation into planned tax concessions to a data centre Verne Holdings started to construct in Iceland in 2008.

The Authority initiated the formal investigation on 3 November 2010 (see PR(10)62).

Today, a summary of the opening decision was published in the Official Journal of the European Union in all languages of the 27 EU member states, and in the EEA supplement thereto in the languages of the EFTA states (see OJ 27 January 2011). Furthermore, the non-confidential version of the decision is available in English on the Authority's website (see Decision No 418/10/COL).

Stakeholders and other interested parties are invited to submit their observations to the Authority by 28 February 2011.

The observations will, as per procedural rules, be submitted to the Icelandic authorities for comments. If requested, an interested party's identity can be withheld from the State on grounds of potential damage (see Article 6 of Part II of Protocol 3 to the Surveillance and Court Agreement).


For further information, please contact:

Mr. Trygve Mellvang-Berg,
Press and Information Officer
tel: (+32)(0)2 286 1866
mob: (+32)(0) 492 900187

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