The European Commission believes planned subsidies granted Volkswagen AG by the Portugal government may be illegal and could take steps to block them. The subsidies are earmarked for training at VW’s AutoEuropa assembly plant in Setubal, Portugal. An inquiry launched by the executive of the European Union (EU) will check whether this planned €3.5 million ($4.4 million) grant follows EU’s rules on state aid. VW is using new production methods that require worker training at AutoEuropa, ...

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