EU Commission initiates investigation into support measures for DB Cargo
In its decision of January 31, 2022, the EU Commission initiated a formal investigation into the Federal Government in relation to support measures provided to DB Cargo AG. The investigation is based on a complaint from a competitor. The competitor believes the profit transfer agreement between DB Cargo AG and DB AG, as well as certain other measures, represents competition-distorting aid from DB AG. The purpose of the investigation that has now been initiated is to clarify the questions raised. The EU Commission is conducting the examination without prejudging the outcome. The Federal Government and DB Group had already rejected the allegations in the preliminary proceedings on the grounds that the measures did not actually include any aid.