Chances are growing that massive state aid used to keep Poland’s shipyards afloat will be declared
illegal. Emergency talks between Brussels and Warsaw have failed to settle the dispute, as the European Commission studies restructuring plans. A decision is expected next week.
If the Gdansk, Gdynia and Szczecin shipyards have to repay the some 2.2 billion euros (not 1.3 billion as estimated earlier), it could mean sinking nearly 15,000 jobs.