The European Commission has rejected the aid complaints of CarePool Hannover and the Verband Deutscher Alten- und Behindertenhilfe. The Commission considers public means gained out of gambling, which in the past has been granted by the State of Lower Saxony to associations of the free welfare, it to be an existing (old) state aid. However, in the future, the German authorities have undertaken to the Commission to adapt the support to the requirements for services of general economic interest. In this process the AWO Hannover was accompanied by OPPENLÄNDER. Against the Commission's decision, the private nursing service providers have brought a lawsuit to the European Court of First Instance, which now has to clarify whether the grant is compatible with EU state aid law or not.