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European Parliament Asks to Extend State Aid for Loss-making Coal Mines Until 2018

Members of the European Parliament considered the 2014 cut-off date for state aid for the operation of loss-making coal mines proposed recently by the Commission arbitrary and feared mass redundancies. They therefore requested an extension of the EU’s state aid cut-off date until 31 December 2018.

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Government Adopts Amendment of Hard Coal Funding Law

Yesterday, the Federal Government adopted a draft amendment of the law regulating the phase-out of hard coal funding (Steinkohlefinanzierungsgesetz) submitted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) under Minister Rainer Brüderle. The draft needs to be approved in the parliamentary approval process before becoming law.

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