EU Probes Poland's €52.7M Subsidy For Dell

Law360, New York (December 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Europe’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into Poland’s payment of €52.7 million ($68 million) to computer manufacturer Dell Inc., citing concerns over whether the financial assistance complies with state aid regulations.

The European Commission said Thursday it is looking into whether Dell needs the entire subsidy amount for the company’s development of a computer plant in Lodz, Poland’s third-largest city.

Under European Union rules, governments are allowed to provide financial incentives to companies seeking to start operations in disadvantaged regions of Europe. The agency noted...
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