Ruling on state aid case could have wider significance

Are decisions made in emergencies as robust as those made after long deliberation?

9th May, 2009

On Tuesday morning , just after 8.30 Irish time, an Advocate General at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg will deliver an opinion in a state aid case concerning the Aughinish Alumina plant in Limerick.

At its narrowest, this case is interesting because it has an Irish angle. But this latest state aid case should be seen in the wider context of the current economic and financial crisis. This case goes back to a promise given...

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