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Greece needs to recover around 17 million from Aluminium of Greece
  • Mayer Brown
  • European Union, Greece
  • July 18 2011

On 13 July 2011 the Commission concluded that lower electricity tariffs granted in 2007- 2008 by the Greek state-owned Public Power Corporation to Aluminium of Greece conferred an undue advantage to the company, in breach of EU state aid rules


Updated prospectus content recommendations for mineral companies
  • Mayer Brown
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 27 2011

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) successor to the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) has published an update of the CESR recommendations for the consistent implementation of the Prospectus Directive, with revised recommendations as to the content requirements of prospectuses issued by mineral companies


European Union tightens sanctions against Syria, including an oil embargo
  • Mayer Brown
  • European Union, Syria
  • September 7 2011

The European Union has adopted new sanctions against Syria, including an oil embargo, that entered into force on 3 September 2011 and build upon EU sanctions that became effective on 10 May 2011


Commission opens formal proceedings against Czech electricity incumbent CEZ
  • Mayer Brown
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • July 18 2011

On 15 July 2011 the Commission opened formal anti-trust proceedings to investigate whether CEZ a.s., the incumbent electricity producer in the Czech Republic, abused its dominant position on the Czech electricity market, in particular by hindering the entry of competitors, in breach of EU antitrust rules


The United Kingdom introduces feed-in-tariffs
  • Mayer Brown
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 3 2010

An EU-wide framework for renewable energies was introduced in 2009 under the Renewable Energy Directive (Directive


EU adopts new rules on wholesale electricity and gas trading
  • Mayer Brown
  • European Union
  • October 18 2011

On 10 October 2011, the Council adopted the Commission’s proposed regulation on energy market integrity and transparency


Commission sends SO to Czech energy companies for obstruction during dawn raid
  • Mayer Brown
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • December 22 2010

On 20 December, the Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Energetický a průmyslový holding and J&T Investment Advisors, active in the electricity sector in the Czech Republic


Oettinger delivers speech on the completion of the internal energy market
  • Mayer Brown
  • European Union
  • October 11 2011

On 29 September 2011, Gunther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy, delivered a speech which addressed the 2014 deadline set by the European Council for the completion of the internal energy market


Commission prohibits Austrian subsidies for energy intensive businesses
  • Mayer Brown
  • Austria, European Union
  • March 21 2011

On 8 March 2011 the Commission found a provision of the revised Austrian Green Electricity Act (Ökostromgesetznovelle 2008), partially exempting energy intensive businesses from contributing to the funding of green electricity, to be in breach of EU state aid rules


Commission starts court action against Italy for failing to recover 295 million euros in aid to Alcoa.
  • Mayer Brown
  • European Union, Italy
  • 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