© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen attends the European Parliament plenary session in Brussels, Belgium November 9, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The EU will adapt its state assist guidelines to stop an exodus of funding triggered by a brand new U.S. inexperienced vitality subsidy package deal, the bloc’s chief government stated on Sunday.
“Competitors is sweet … however this competitors should respect a stage taking part in subject,” European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen stated in a speech within the Belgian metropolis of Bruges.
“The (U.S.) Inflation Discount Act ought to make us replicate on how we are able to enhance our state assist frameworks and adapt them to a brand new world atmosphere,” she added.
The 27-country bloc fears that the U.S. $430 billion Inflation Discount Act with its beneficiant tax breaks might lure away EU companies and drawback European corporations, from automotive producers to makers of inexperienced expertise.
The subject is one among a number of on the agenda of the EU-U.S. Commerce and Know-how Council assembly on Dec. 5.
Contributors embody U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and U.S. Commerce Consultant Katherine Tai, together with European Fee Government Vice Presidents Valdis Dombrovskis and Margrethe Vestager.