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Vestager asks Italy to put an end to tax exemptions for its ports

Italy's ports being exempt from paying taxes go against the EU's rules on state aid and equal competition. The country must, therefore, abolish its exemption, says Competition Commission Margrethe Vestager.

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Italy's ports cannot be exempt from paying taxes and this practice must therefore be abolished.

Such is the rather direct message from the EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who has been investigating the situation regarding the Italian ports for the past year.

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