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As far as the shipbuilding, the shipyards could be building all manner of different things ... why offensive strike vessels?

Because military procurement is exempt from the EU's restrictions on "State Aid".

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 08:28:38 PM EST
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