At the end of 2000, the Finnish Government decided to transform the "in-house" activity of the former Road Service of Finland into a State Enterprise, through the creation of Tieliikelaitos, now Destia, and to open it gradually to free competition. An aid package was designed to address the financial burden resulting from overstaffing and the generous employment conditions that Tieliikelaitos had inherited from the pre-liberalisation period. The European Commission has decided not to raise objections to the aid, which will be provided on a transitional basis to facilitate Tieliikelaitos' adaptation to its new competitive environment. The Commission has also set the deadline of 1 March 2008 for Finland to put an end to a number of privileges that Tieliikelaitos enjoyed, namely the non-application of normal bankruptcy and corporate income tax legislation.