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State aid: Commission approves budget increase for two schemes reducing #AirTravelTax for flights to and from small islands in Germany

State aid: Commission approves budget increase for two schemes reducing #AirTravelTax for flights to and from small islands in Germany

| February 7, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, budget increases for two existing German aid schemes supporting respectively the reduction and the exemption of the air travel tax applicable to flights to and from small islands in Germany. The amendments to the existing schemes consist in a budget increase of €150,000 to finance […]

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#Poland: Commission clears PLN 7.95 billion Polish support for closing coal mines

#Poland: Commission clears PLN 7.95 billion Polish support for closing coal mines

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has found Poland’s plans to provide PLN 7.95 billion of support to alleviate the social and environmental impact of closing uncompetitive coal mines by 2018 to be in line with EU state aid rules. The Commission concluded the support would not unduly distort competition. Following the decision taken by Poland to close […]

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#StateAid: EU opens in-depth investigation into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of #GDFSuez, renamed #Engie

#StateAid: EU opens in-depth investigation into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of #GDFSuez, renamed #Engie

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of the GDF Suez group, renamed Engie. The EU is concerned that several tax rulings issued by Luxembourg may have given GDF Suez an unfair advantage over other companies, in breach of EU state aid rules, writes Catherine Feore. The ruling comes just over 20 […]

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Commission orders Romania to recover incompatible state aid granted in compensation for abolished investment aid scheme

Commission orders Romania to recover incompatible state aid granted in compensation for abolished investment aid scheme

Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has concluded that compensation paid by Romania to two Swedish investors for an abolished investment aid scheme breaches EU state aid rules. The beneficiaries have to pay back all amounts already received, which are equivalent to those granted by the abolished aid scheme. An arbitral award of December […]

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State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Belgian excess profit ruling system

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Belgian excess profit ruling system

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a Belgian tax provision, which allows group companies to substantially reduce their corporation tax liability in Belgium on the basis of so-called “excess profit” tax rulings. In essence, the rulings allow multinational entities in Belgium to reduce their corporate tax liability by “excess profits” that allegedly […]

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State aid: Commission approves UK video games tax relief plan

State aid: Commission approves UK video games tax relief plan

The European Commission has concluded that UK plans to grant certain tax relief to producers of video games are in line with EU state aid rules. The Commission has found in particular that the measure provides incentives to developers to produce games meeting certain cultural criteria, in line with EU objectives. In April 2013, the […]

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