The European Commission has ordered the full recovery of State aid granted in the framework of the privatisation of Automobile Craiova. The Commission found that Romania had imposed conditions on the privatisation. These included, in particular: (i) the achievement of a minimum production level of 200,000 cars in the fourth year after the privatisation; (ii) a minimum level of investments and the continued employment of all 3,900 staff; and (iii) acceptance, in exchange, of a lower sales price. Ford offered a purchase price of EUR 57 million and won the tender. The Commission's investigation, opened in 2007, concluded that these conditions had lowered the sales price by EUR 27 million. This aid, which did not meet the criteria for compatible restructuring aid or regional aid, was considered by the Commission to be incompatible with the Single Market.