ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Apr 2010In April 2010, the government of Germany announced a change in private-sector financial support.
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Letter from the EC to Germany, 14.04.2010
On 14 April 2010, the European Commission approved state aid worth 19 million EUR to the German steel manufacturer Salzgitter AG to finance a new production method.
According to the Commission, "the measure has the potential to affect trade between Member States and distorts competition in the common market". However, the aid was assessed to be compatible with EU law, as the aid will be used to implement a more environmentally friendly production method.
A state measure in the GTA database is assessed solely in terms of the extent to which its implementation affects the extent of discrimination against foreign commercial interests. On this metric, the state aid proposed here is discriminatory.