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Calls for EU to quash Fiat and Starbucks illegal state aid ruling

Two governments and Italian car giant claim EU had no proof

15th February, 2016

Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Fiat Chrysler want a European Union court to quash decisions by the bloc’s executive body that the Italian carmaker and Starbucks benefited from their tax deals, saying the European Commission was wrong to find that the agreements were illegal state aid.

In the first challenges to reach the EU courts since the commission’s October decisions, the two governments and Fiat argue in separate appeals that the regulator failed to...

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