"The appeals were denied because the State Commission did not find that the contracting authority had violated the law," he said, adding that they did not find evidence that the Chinese offer was "unreasonably expensive."
"The Commission does not conduct the procedure for determining the damping price, but it is led by the European Commission," said Matešić, adding that there were no pressures on the state commission when making this decision.
He argued that the appellants did not prove that it was a state aid, so there was no doubt to the Commission about the state aid of China.
"After the appeal is rejected, it is considered that the decision on the proceedings has become enforceable and that the contract has been concluded. There is a possibility of appeal in court, but this does not delay the start of the work, unless the court approves the provisional measure," concluded Matešić.
Two complaints were filed in the State Procurement Review Commission in January for the decision to elect the Chinese consortium "China Road and Bridge Corporation" for the Pelješac bridge builder with access roads, the largest Croatian infrastructure project.