About: state subsidies

Economy & Jobs 14-03-2019

Commission to strengthen anti-subsidies measures by end of year

The European Commission will propose by the end of 2019 new measures to address the negative impact of foreign subsidies and state-owned companies, according to documents made available on Wednesday (13 March), as the EU aims for a more assertive tone towards China.
Economy & Jobs 24-09-2018

US, EU still in ‘exploratory’ talks on trade -EU’s Malmstrom

The European Union and the United States are still in exploratory talks about how they can pursue a limited trade agreement, with no real negotiations yet started, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Monday (24 September).
Agrifood 09-11-2017

European industry counterattacks against Argentine biodiesel

A group representing European biodiesel producers filed a complaint about illegal state aid with the European Commission on 3 November. EURACTIV France reports.
Transport 01-03-2017

European airlines implore Commission to draft strong law against Gulf rivals

French and German flag carriers Air France-KLM and Lufthansa have urged the European Commission to counter what they say are unfair practices by Gulf airlines, in a bid to influence the drafting of a new EU law.
Transport 28-11-2016

WTO: US provided illegal subsidies to Boeing

The EU, and aircraft manufacturer Airbus, scored a significant victory on Monday (28 November) after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled that the US government's financial assistance to Boeing is illegal.
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Global Europe 19-07-2016

EU should not grant China MES until it becomes a market economy

As EU leaders are well aware and have repeatedly acknowledged, China is by no means a market economy.
Transport 06-01-2016

New European carriers association split over unfair subsidies

The largest European airlines will join forces on 20 January to address growing costs. But differences over how to face foreign rivals will impede a unified challenge to competition abroad.
Transport 10-12-2015

Qatar Airways CEO voices doubt about proposed EU air traffic accords

The head of Qatar Airways on Wednesday cast doubt on proposed European Union air traffic agreements that might limit Gulf carriers from flying to European destinations because of what some see as unfair subsidies.
Emirates Airbus A380
Competition 16-11-2015

Emirates urges caution on EU-level aviation agreement with Gulf countries

Emirates airlines fears that its flying rights could be frozen if the European Commission is allowed to use aviation negotiations with Persian Gulf countries as a way to challenge state subsidies to Gulf carriers.
Transport 12-11-2015

MEPs call for strong action against subsidies for Gulf airlines

The European Parliament called for fair competition from the Gulf countries in the aviation sector.
Emirates Airbus A380
Transport 10-11-2015

Commission working on law tackling unfair subsidies to non-EU airlines

The European Commission is working on a legislative proposal to tackle unfair competition from non-EU airlines which could include the ability to suspend air traffic rights.
Transport 06-11-2015

Transport Commissioner starts long battle against Gulf aviation subsidies

Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc is seeking to level the playing field between European aviation companies and their rivals from the Gulf states, where heavy subsidies have given these big airlines a clear advantage.
Transport 16-04-2015

Bio-based chemical industry victim of EU biofuel reform

The new biofuels law risks protecting fuel companies that require state support at the EU taxpayer’s expense, write the CEOs of Arizona Chemical, Respol Resinas, and Forchem.
Energy 20-02-2015

Energy Union targets renewables subsidies, boosts idle coal plants

The European Commission’s overhaul of the EU electricity market will target national public support for renewables, while encouraging governments to pay energy companies in other member states for idle power stations.
Trade & Society 15-11-2012

Brussels urges EU countries to stop energy market ‘distortions’

EU countries must do away with the distorting influence of state intervention and step up efforts to implement internal energy market rules, which could save consumers an estimated €13 billion a year, says a report by the European Commission released Thursday (15 November).
Regional Policy 13-04-2012

Industry at odds over state aid to regional airports

Europe’s regions and smaller airlines are urging the European Commission to allow more flexible rules for government support of non-hub airports, which they contend are a vital economic lifeline for communities and islands.

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