IP/17/4944  24-11-2017 - State aid: Commission approves joint capacity mechanism for Ireland and Northern Ireland 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 November 2017 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the new capacity mechanism for the jointly operated Irish and Northern Irish electricity market. The mechanism will help ensure security of electricity supply whilst preserving competition in the Single Market.
IP/17/4844  22-11-2017 - Antitrust: Commission fines five car safety equipment suppliers € 34 million in cartel settlement 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 November 2017 The European Commission has fined Tokai Rika, Takata, Autoliv, Toyoda Gosei and Marutaka a total of € 34 million for breaching EU antitrust rules. The companies took part in one or more of four cartels for the supply of car seatbelts,...
IP/17/4763  20-11-2017 - State aid: Commission confirms most Greek measures for Hellenic Defence Systems do not involve aid; orders recovery of some public support for civil activities 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 November 2017 The European Commission has concluded that Greek measures for Hellenic Defence Systems fall outside the scope of EU State aid control because they protect Greece's essential security interests.
IP/17/4705  16-11-2017 - Competition: Commission and China start new dialogue on State aid control and discuss competition policy 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 November 2017 Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Chairman He Lifeng and Vice Chairman Hu Zucai, both of China's National Development and Reform Commission, held today in Beijing the first cooperation meeting on State aid control and Fair Competition Review as part of a new dialogue...
IP/17/4542  10-11-2017 - State aid: Commission approves Spanish support scheme for renewable electricity 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 November 2017 The European Commission has found the Spanish scheme supporting electricity generation from renewable energy sources, high efficiency cogeneration of heat and power and waste to be in line with EU State aid rules.
IP/17/4485  08-11-2017 - Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Ilva by ArcelorMittal 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 November 2017 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Ilva by ArcelorMittal under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission has concerns that the merger may reduce competition for a number of flat carbon steel products.
IP/17/4382  06-11-2017 - State aid: Commission approves Belgian tax measures for maritime transport 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 November 2017 The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the prolongation until end 2022 of various Belgian support measures for maritime transport. The scheme encourages shipping companies to register their ships in Europe and so ensure higher social, environmental and...
IP/17/4201  26-10-2017 - State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into UK tax scheme for multinationals 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 26 October 2017 The European Commission has opened an in-depth probe into a UK scheme that exempts certain transactions by multinational groups from the application of UK rules targeting tax avoidance.
IP/17/4161  25-10-2017 - State aid: Commission approves Hungary's €131 million investment aid to MOL petrochemical plant 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 October 2017 The European Commission has found Hungary's €131 million investment aid to MOL Petrolkémia Zrt's Tiszaújváros plant to be in line with EU State aid rules. The support will contribute to the development of the Northern Hungary region, whilst preserving competition in...
IP/17/4125  24-10-2017 - State aid: the Commission approves the compensation granted to La Banque Postale to facilitate access to banking services 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 October 2017 The European Commission has concluded that the compensation of €1.83 billion granted to La Banque Postale over six years for the provision of a service of general economic interest of banking accessibility is in compliance with EU State aid rules.