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EU Commission cancels tax discount for French and Belgian ports

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That Belgian and French ports are exempted from paying taxes on their profits constitutes illegal state aid, concludes the EU's competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. But the ports will not be required to repay the received aid.


BY METTE MANDRUP
Published 27.07.17 at 13:51

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Port of Hamburg: The entire Baltic Sea is hit by Russia's downturn

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