On Monday, the Advisory Committee rendered its opinion in Case ECS-10/18 against Bosnia and Herzegovina. The case concerns a public guarantee granted by the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in favour of the Export-Import Bank of China for a loan by the latter to the public utility Elektroprivreda BiH d.d. Sarajevo for the Tuzla 7 project. This guarantee has been found by the State Aid Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina not to contain elements of State aid. The Advisory Committee has confirmed the Secretariat’s argumentation that the State Aid Council’s decision does not comply with the State aid acquis and that the public guarantee constitutes State aid.
The Advisory Committee’s opinion is required as a last step before the Ministerial Council takes a decision on the matter.
All requests for information should be addressed to the Deputy Director and Legal Counsel at [email protected] or +43 1 535 2222 24 and should make reference to the relevant case number ECS -10/18.