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Germany must collect illegal state subsidies given to big electricity customers

EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has ruled that Germany in 2012-2013 gave illegal subsidies to the country's largest electricity customers by exempting them from paying distribution fees.

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Giving exemptions to the largest electricity customers from paying distribution fees and passing on the expense to normal consumers simply will not do.

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