The EU Commission approves most of a French aid granted to electricity-intensive companies but asks France to recover part of the aid

State aid: Commission approves most of the electricity contribution reductions granted to electricity-intensive companies in France in 2003-15 and asks France to recover part of the reductions* The European Commission has approved most of the electricity contribution reductions granted to electricity intensive companies in France in 2003-15. These measures helped towards achieving the EU's climate and energy objectives without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market. The Commission has, however, asked France to recover the part of these reductions (estimated at less than €50 million) exceeding the levels permitted under EU State aid rules. In France, all electricity consumers must pay a surcharge on electricity consumption, known as the ‘contribution to the public

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European Commission, The EU Commission approves most of a French aid granted to electricity-intensive companies but asks France to recover part of the aid, 31 July 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2018, Art. N° 87772

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