New rules on state aid to ship management companies

The European Commission has a new and detailed guidance on state aid granted to ship management companies. These rules complement the 2004 guidelines on state aid to maritime transport. Under the guidance adopted today, the tonnage tax may be applied to all ship managers, as long as they contribute to the development of the European maritime cluster and, more importantly, that they make a commitment to implement the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 ahead of its entry into force.

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20 Meuros fine for acquisition without prior Commission approval

The European Commission has decided to impose a fine of 20 million euros on Electrabel, an electricity producer and retailer belonging to the Suez Group for acquiring control of Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR), another electricity producer, without having received prior approval under the EU Merger Regulation.

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The EC analyse the impact of Comenius Schools

The Directorate-General for Education and Culture, School Education Unit  of the European Commission will study the impact of Comenius School Partnerships on the participating institutions, according to a tender published on the 10th June 2009

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Air safety: new airports fulfil security measures

The Official Journal of the European Union (L 145/23) has published the Commission Regulation (EC) No 483/2009 laying down measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security.

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