Commissioner Hahn has informed Prime Minister Brnabić that the analysis of state aid to the steel mill in Smederevo had been completed. The Commission assessed that the HeSteel-owned steel mill does not have to reimburse any state aid received in the past.
The Commission was required to conduct this analysis based on the Serbia’s obligations under the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Agreement, which commits Serbia to respecting the EU state aid regime, in particular for companies in restructuring.
This analysis was completely independent form the recent antidumping case, which also ended with a positive decision for the steel mill.
We would like to thank the Serbian authorities for very good cooperation throughout the process.