EU leadership sets the stage for state aid battle

It will have a decisive impact on the shipping sector when EU heads of state on Friday pledge to update the European competition regulations. Behind the show of agreement lies the battle for and against protectionism.

Frankrigs præsident Emmanuel Macron, der her ankommer til stats- og regeringschefernes topmød ei Bruxelles er en af fortalerne for en mere protektionistisk linje i europæisk erhvervsliv i modsætning til, hvad man for eksempel mener i Danmark. | Photo: Pool/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix


It might be that it is mostly the conflict between Turkey and Cyprus, or how one should deal with Belarus and the principles of states governed by the rule of law, that takes most of the attention surrounding the summit which EU heads of state are participating in ahead of the weekend.

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