BRUSSELS — The European Commission's competition commissioner, Karel Van Miert, is questioning the U.K.'s subsidy package to BMW AG for its Longbridge, U.K., Rover plant and may block the plan. The U.K. promised BMW £150 million (US$241 million) in aid for a £1.7 billion (US$2.7 billion) investment to update the aging plant (see WAI Update — April '99, p. 1) after BMW threatened to close the plant and move production to Hungary. Van Miert is concerned that BMW may receive excess ...
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