EU orders France's EDF to repay huge tax break

Brussels (AFP) - The EU ordered France's electricity giant EDF to repay the French state 1.37 billion euros ($1.5 billion) in back taxes on Wednesday, in a case dating from 1997.

"The European Commission has decided that Electricite de France (EDF), the main electricity provider in France, has been granted tax breaks incompatible with EU rules on State aid," the European Union's executive body said in a statement.

The case has wormed its way through the EU court and regulatory system...

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