German Court Ruling Threatens Billions of Euros in Subsidies for Intel’s Chip-Making Plants


A recent court ruling in Germany may lead to the loss of billions of euros in subsidies for Intel’s planned chip-making plants in Saxony-Anhalt, according to the state’s economy minister.

The Impact of the Court Ruling

A recent court ruling in Germany has raised concerns for Intel as it may result in the loss of substantial subsidies for their upcoming chip-making plants in Saxony-Anhalt. The ruling has the potential to cost the U.S. chipmaker billions of euros in financial support, impacting its future projects in the region.

Subsidies Agreement and Potential Loss

Berlin had previously agreed to provide Intel with subsidies amounting to nearly 10 billion euros for its planned chip-making plants. However, the recent court ruling casts doubt on the availability of these subsidies, posing a significant financial risk for Intel’s ventures in Saxony-Anhalt.

Minister’s Concerns

Sven Schulze, the economy minister of Saxony-Anhalt, expressed apprehension about the potential economic and image damage resulting from the loss of subsidies for Intel’s projects. He emphasized the enormous economic repercussions and the substantial harm to Germany’s reputation if such critical projects cannot be supported financially.