European Court of Justice to rule on ‘state aid’ case

The European Court of Justice will rule on Wednesday whether subsidies given by the government to the Aughinish Alumina plant in Limerick constituted state aid.

21st November, 2009

The European Court of Justice will rule on Wednesday whether subsidies given by the government to the Aughinish Alumina plant in Limerick constituted state aid.

The EC brought an action against Ireland, Aughinish Alumina, France, Italy and Eurallumina in relation to alleged state aid granted to the alumina - or aluminium oxide - industry. As well as dealing with the issue of whether this state aid was permissible, the court will also consider whether the...

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