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European Court of Justice begins hearing on UK subsidies for Hinkley Point C power plant

5minutes 5th Oct 2017 [Machine Translation] Luxembourg and Austria filed a complaint against thebillions of euros of aid granted to the Hinkley Point C power plant.

OnThursday, the case will be examined before the Court of Justice of the
European Union. After years of negotiations, Britain and the French
electricity giant, EDF, finally signed a contract a year ago for the
construction of the power plant. A Chinese company is also participating in
the billions project.

The project is controversial because of the public
subsidies of billions granted to the project. It is for this reason that
Luxembourg and Austria filed a complaint before the Court of Justice of the
European Union: this form of state aid would undermine the rules of
competitiveness.

Thursday is the first hearing on this issue. The experts
believe that a judgment at first instance is not to wait for two months. As
for the final decision on the question of the subsidy principle for nuclear
power plants, it should be made no later than early 2019.
http://5minutes.rtl.lu/monde/europe/1082666.html

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October 9, 2017 - Posted by | EUROPE, Legal

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