Spain coal aid plan stirs alarm

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Series Details 22.9.10
Publication Date 22/09/2010
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Efforts by the European Commission to end state aid to uneconomic coal mines could be damaged if the Commission gives the go-ahead to a separate Spanish government plan that would double aid to the country’s coal-mining sector, European Union officials have been warned, September 2010

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EUObserver, 23.11.10: Parliament sides with Berlin and Madrid on coal subsidies
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ESO: Background information: State aid: European Commission proposes Council Regulation on State aid to close uncompetitive coal mines
EurActiv, 23.9.10: Heat is on in Spain's coal state aid case

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