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noun allotment, allowance, backing, bounty, contribution, gift, grant, grant-in-aid, stipend, subsistence, subvention
Associated concepts: government subsidy
See also: aid, alimony, annuity, assistance, benefit, commission, consideration, contribution, donation, endowment, fee, grant, help, loan, maintenance, payment, pension, perquisite, recompense

SUBSIDY, Eng. law. An aid, tax or tribute granted by parliament to the king for the urgent occasions of the kingdom, to be levied on every subject of ability, according to the value of his lands or goods. Jacob's Law. Dict. h.t.
     2. The assistance given in money by one nation to another to enable it the better to carry on a war, when such nation does not join directly in the war, is called a subsidy. Vattel, liv. 3, Sec. 82. See Neutrality.

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The Commission's in-depth investigation of the Greek measures in favour of HDS has concluded that: The vast majority of Greek measures for HDS fall outside scope of EU State aid control because they served Greek security interests.
Moreover, the EC has made clear its state aid investigations are focused not just on whether a ruling or APA process itself constitutes state aid but also on whether the substantive tax treatment applied to particular taxpayers constitutes state aid.
As a general rule, the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union prohibits state aid, while it leaves some room for certain policy objectives for which state aid can be considered compatible with the internal market.
The 50-page text explains the different elements that constitute state aid as defined by the treaty (Article 107.
Ms Caiach said: "There are strict EU rules as to how much any arm of government, including councils, can give to private companies called the EU state aid rules.
If the repayment does not materialise, the government would have the right to convert the state aid into equity and nationalise the bank.
The Germans, with some Spanish and Polish help, had insisted that non-renewal of the special state aid regime would force closure of uncompetitive hard coal mines.
The Dutch group, a top 10 life insurer in the United States where it owns TransAmerica, received 3 billion euros in state aid during the height of the credit crisis in October 2008.
The official position is that "in the aggregate, dries, towns and schools receive more direct state aid in this budget than in the last one.
It demonstrates that state aid control is not an obstacle to protecting the interests of depositors and promoting financial stability.
A company being offered a state aid package should confirm with the member state concerned that the Commission will have no problem with the package.
STRONG PROGRAM MECHANICS: The structure of the program provides for full and timely payment of debt service from state aid payments to participating school districts through direct deposit of monthly state aid payments to a trustee.

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