EU loosens state aid rules in US green subsidies battle
10 March 2023 | 11:39 am
EU Commission loosens state aid rules to counter U.S. green subsidies. BRUSSELS, March 9 (Reuters) - The European Commission on Thursday relaxed rules to allow EU countries to provide state aid to companies to encourage them to stay put rather than move across the Atlantic to take advantage of U.S. green subsidies.
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