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Ireland backs Fiat in challenge over Luxembourg state aid ruling

Government says case abandoned by Luxembourg ‘has relevance’ for its Apple tax appeal

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
15th December, 2019
Fiat was found by the European Commission to have benefited from illegal state aid in 2015. Picture: Bloomberg

The Irish government has thrown its support behind Fiat in its challenge to a European ruling that the car-maker benefited from state aid even though Luxembourg, the country directly involved, has dropped the case.

Fiat was found by the European Commission to have benefited from illegal state aid in 2015 and the case was appealed to the General Court of the European Union which found against it. While the car-maker has lodged a subsequent appeal...

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