Estonia keeps up sugar battle with EU: ministry
Eestlased Eestis 11 Dec 2009  EWR
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Estonia said on Thursday it would contest a European Union court ruling which did not slash a 34-million-euro (50-million-dollar) fine imposed by Brussels for stockpiling sugar.

Estonian foreign ministry spokeswoman Mariann Sudakov told AFP that the Baltic state was unhappy with a European Court of Justice decision in October and would appeal by the December 15 deadline.
"We disagree with the European Commission about the size of the sugar surplus counted when levying the fine and wish the fine to be lowered," Sudakov explained. The penalty is worth around 26 euros per person in this country of 1.3 million.

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