Ferries: Øresund Bridge receives illegal subsidy

A decision by the Danish and Swedish states to lower tolls for lorries crossing the Øresund Bridge between the two countries amounts to an illegal subsidy, say two ferry lines. Stena and Scandlines, which operate ferries in the Øresund, have asked the European Commission to investigate the toll reduction, which was made in response to declining traffic over the bridge. The ferry lines argue that by lowering tolls, the two states have increased the risk associated with operating the bridge while at the same time extending the length of time it will take to repay loans issued to fund the bridge's construction. – Børsen