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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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However, under EU state aid rules, additional capital requirements should in the first place be covered from the market and/or other private sources.
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 EC has also ordered Irish LCC Ryanair to re-pay about 10m [euro] in illegal state aid received for operating at three small regional airports to France.
State aid law was essentially a form of competition law for the public sector regulating how public bodies could support development, particularly large-scale infrastructure projects.
If it decides state aid rules have been broken it could have consequences for the Wylfa Newydd project on Anglesey.
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 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.
Naydenov concluded that businesses will have to repay state aid - the difference between the actual price paid and the real price.
Budget information compiled by the Legislative Budget Assistant shows that total state aid to dries and towns in the 2008-09 budget--not including school districts--was approximately $303 million.
Patrick has said state aid to cities and towns will be cut only as a last resort, Ms.
She confirmed the state aid measures designed to keep Bradford & Bingley afloat comply with EU rules on rescue aid.

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