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Italy ordered to take back the 295 million euros of State aid it granted to Alcoa in the form of a preferential electricity tariff

  • Dentons
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  • European Union, Italy
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  • November 25 2013

The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") judgment of October 16, 2013 ruled that Italy had not respected its obligation to recover the State aid granted

Appeal against the Commission’s decision to open an in-depth investigation into Italian electricity tariffs dismissed by the Court of Justice

  • Stibbe
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  • European Union, Italy
  • -
  • January 17 2012

The claimant Alcoa owns two plants producing aluminium in Italy

Commission starts court action against Italy for failing to recover 295 million euros in aid to Alcoa.

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union, Italy
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  • March 29 2011

On 23 March, the Commission said it planned to take Italy to court for failing to recover 295 million in alleged state aid that it provided to Alcoa Inc. in preferential electricity tariffs

Italian metal producers ordered to repay 18m in subsidised electricity prices

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, Italy
  • -
  • March 4 2011

Following an investigation, the European Commission (Commission) concluded that a preferential electricity tariff scheme in Sardinia which favoured three metal producing companies amounted to illegal state aid

Commission refers Italy to Court of Justice for failure to recover illegal aid from Nuova Mineraria Silius and circumvention of the Commission decision

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Italy
  • -
  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has decided to initiate proceedings before the European Court of Justice in view of Italy's failure to comply with the Commission's decision of 21 February 2007 ordering Italy to recover 98.36 million illegal and incompatible state aid granted by the Region of Sardinia to the mining company Nuova Mineraria Silius SpA

Commission authorises Italian aid scheme to promote biodiesel

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Italy
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  • April 25 2008

The European Commission has authorised, under EC Treaty state aid rules, an Italian tax reduction to stimulate the production and use of biodiesel

Commission authorises Italian biodiesel tax scheme

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union, Italy
  • -
  • March 31 2008

Italy has gained approval from the European Commission (Commission) for a scheme to promote the production and use of biodiesel

Commission requires Italy to recover around 80 million operating aid granted to Thyssenkrupp, Cementir and Terni Nuova Industrie Chimiche

  • Bird & Bird
  • -
  • European Union, Italy
  • -
  • January 3 2008

The Commission has decided under EC Treaty state aid rules that operating aid worth around 80 million granted by Italy in the form of a preferential electricity tariff since 2005 is incompatible with the Single Market and needs to be recovered from the beneficiaries

Commission requires Italy to recover EUR 80 million operating aid

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Italy
  • -
  • November 23 2007

The European Commission has concluded that operating aid worth around EUR 80 million granted by Italy in the form of a preferential electricity tariff is incompatible with the Single Market and must be recovered from the beneficiaries

France, Ireland and Italy to partially recover energy product tax breaks

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, France, Ireland, Italy
  • -
  • February 16 2007

The European Commission has ordered France, Ireland and Italy to partially recover tax exemptions on energy products that constitute illegal State aid