PARIS – The French government plans to pour €38.5 million ($44.9 million) into its auto industry, heading off any complaints from the European Commission about the legality of the subsidies by earmarking them for the development of anti-pollution technology. Announcement of the investment program comes as the EC is in the midst of drawing up a major plan to integrate state and industry efforts to develop hydrogen-powered fuel cells. France’s Prime Minister Jean-Pierre ...
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