Conditions imposed by the Romanian authorities during the privatisation of Automobile Craiova (formerly Daewoo Romania) may breach EC State aid rules. In September 2007, Automobile Craiova was sold to Ford Motor Company with conditions including a minimum production level for cars by the fourth year of privatisation and maintenance of employee levels. The European Commission (Commission) will investigate whether such conditions led to a decrease in the sale price when compared with an unconditional sale. If the investigation finds that the sale price was reduced because of the conditions, this could constitute unlawful State aid. The Commission will also look into whether an alleged law passed by the Romanian government permitting the write-off of Automobile Craiova’s debts also constitutes State aid.