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7th Jul 2020

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Court: German heavy industry exempted from green tax

The EU court ruled on Thursday that Germany acted legally when exempting heavy industries, such as chemical giant BASF and steelmaker ThyssenKrupp, from a green energy surcharge in 2012. The court overruled its own General Court, which had earlier found that the funds generated by the surcharge constituted state ressources. It also lifted an order for the state to recoup some of the money saved by the companies.

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Agenda

Budget talks shift gear This WEEK

European Council president Charles Michel is expected to present his compromise proposal on the EU's long-term budget and the recovery fund to national capitals in the second half of the week.

Facial-recognition moratorium back on EU agenda

Members of the committee on civil liberties widely supported a moratorium on facial recognition for law enforcement purposes, just after the EU data watchdog backed earlier this week the ban on this technology in public spaces.

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