Definition Public Body

A public sector body is defined as follows.

  1. “Public sector body” means the State, regional or local authorities, bodies governed by public law and associations formed by one or several such authorities.
  2. “Body governed by public law” means any body:
    • established for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character; and

    • having legal personality; and

    • financed, for the most part by the State, or regional or local authorities, or other bodies governed by public law;

  3. or subject to management supervision by those bodies;

  4. or having an administrative, managerial or supervisory board, more than half of whose members are appointed by the State, regional or local authorities or by other bodies governed by public law.