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Slovakia and EU still at odds over state aid

Slovakia and EU negotiators on Tuesday failed to strike a deal on the question of state aid to businesses, signalling the Union’s disapproval of investment stimuli the Slovak government has offered to major steel and auto firms US Steel Košice and Volkswagen Bratislava. The issue is one of three areas remaining out of 30 to be agreed before Slovakia enters the EU.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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