IP/15/5495  14-08-2015 - State aid: Commission approves £50 million UK support for the research and development of an innovative space launcher engine 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 August 2015 The European Commission has found that a £50 million (around €71 million) grant that the UK authorities intend to provide for designing a SABRE space launcher engine is in line with EU state aid rules.
IP/15/5494  14-08-2015 - State aid: Commission finds Italian tax reductions for companies in areas affected by natural disasters also benefitted companies that suffered no damage 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 14 August 2015 After an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has found that certain Italian measures reducing company taxes and social security contributions in areas affected by natural disasters also benefitted companies that suffered no damage from natural disasters and overcompensated companies beyond the...
IP/15/5470  04-08-2015 - Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of Hospira by Pfizer, subject to conditions 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 04 August 2015 The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Hospira by Pfizer under the EU Merger Regulation. Both companies are US based and active globally in the development and marketing of human pharmaceuticals.
IP/15/5463  31-07-2015 - Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of TNT by FedEx 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 July 2015 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed acquisition of TNT Express by FedEx Corporation is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. Both companies are major global players in the small package delivery sector.
IP/15/5458  31-07-2015 - State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigations into Romanian measures in favour of two airports and airlines 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 July 2015 The European Commission has opened two separate in-depth investigations to examine if measures in favour of two publicly-owned airports in Transylvania, Romania (Cluj-Napoca International Airport and Târgu Mureş Transilvania Airport) and airlines operating there (notably Wizz Air) are in line with...
IP/15/5446  28-07-2015 - State aid: Commission approves €125 million in restructuring aid to Kem One 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 July 2015 Following an in-depth investigation, the European Commission has taken the view that the public aid measures in support of Kem One SAS, a chlorochemicals and PVC producer, are compatible with the EU’s State aid rules, in particular the rules on State aid for...
IP/15/5442  27-07-2015 - State aid: Commission refers France to Court for failure to recover incompatible aid from airlines 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 July 2015 The European Commission has referred France to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover incompatible aid received by Ryanair and its subsidiary Airport Marketing Services (AMS) for using Pau, Nîmes and Angoulême airports, as well as Transavia for using...
IP/15/5441  27-07-2015 - State Aid: Commission approves €33 million aid for charging infrastructure used by electrical vehicles in the Netherlands 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 July 2015 The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Dutch plans to providealmost €33 million of public funding for the installation and operation of charging stations for electric vehicles.
IP/15/5439  24-07-2015 - State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into restructuring of Portuguese bank Banif 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 July 2015 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether state aid granted by Portugal to Banco Internacional do Funchal S.A (Banif) was compatible with EU State aid rules.
IP/15/5437  24-07-2015 - Mergers: Commission approves Nokia´s acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 July 2015 The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia. Both companies are global providers of telecommunications equipment and related services.