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Comment: EU walks state-aid tightrope to woo Intel, TSMC, others

By Lewis Crofts and Matthew Newman
  • 08 Feb 2022 05:36
  • 08 Feb 2022 05:36
Europe’s subsidy-control rules are being asked to show gymnastic levels of flexibility to allow governments to put up the billions of euros in support needed to persuade the likes of Intel and TSMC to set up microchip factories inside the bloc.
A drastic global semiconductor shortage has prompted EU officials

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Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

Matthew Newman

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Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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