ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Sep 2013

In September 2013, the government of Poland announced a change in private-sector financial support.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



List of beneficiaries of European Funds in Poland for the years 2007-2013 (in Polish):
http://www.funduszeeuropejskie.gov.pl/NaborWnioskow/listabeneficjentow/Strony/Lista_beneficjentow_FE_310312.aspx

Press release by the EC from 16.9.2013 on decision to grant aid:
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/upload/documents/Commissioner/PL_2013-09-16_Poland_FINAL_PRESS_RELEASE_MAJOR_PROJECTS_FINAL.pdf

Press release by Pilkington Automotive Poland on the Commission's decision (in Polish):
http://www.pilkington.com/pl-pl/pl/automotive/inwestycja-w-chmielowie/fundusze-unijne


Inception date: 13 Sep 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Financial grant

On 13 September 2013, the EuropeanCommission granted upon request by the Polish government investment aid from the European RegionalDevelopment Fund (more precisely, the Operational Programme InnovativeEconomy) to the Pilkington Automotive Poland Sp. z o.o. The aid worth EUR 84.33 million will be used to construct a productionplant for laminated glass components in Chmielow, the Swietokrzyskieregion. The goods produced in this factory are potentially tradeable internationally.
 
The beneficiary is a subsidiary of NSG Group in Poland and specializes in automotive glass manufacturing.
 
The aid received from EU'sFund will amount to EUR 18.62 million, while Poland will contributeanother 3.29 million. The decision by Polish authorities to grant theaid was taken on 8 March 2012 and the project is due on 25 April 2015.
 
A state measure in the GTAdatabase is assessed solely in terms of the extent to which itsimplementation affects the extent of discrimination against foreigncommercial interests. On this metric, the state aid proposed here is discriminatory.
 

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