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EU Commission cancels tax discount for French and Belgian ports

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.

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France and Belgium must eliminate the tax rebate that ports in the two countries have benefited from in the past many years.

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