scorpio 20 | 188 7 Nov 2008 / #1"The European Commission has announced that state aid granted to the Szczecin and Gdynia shipyards as illegal and must be repaid, but it also gave Poland until the end of May 2009 to sell-off the yards in a move to save jobs and production."Sure, it's ok when entire banks operating within the EU are on the verge of bankruptcy and governments are bailing them out. Just look at Iceland, a non-EU member which is going bust as well. Iceland has just been approved to receive a $6 billion IMF loan along with a consortium of European countries contributing to the package. Poland recently stated it's portion of the loan to Iceland will consist of $200 million. Wait a minute...all of these banks and an entire country (Iceland) are being prevented from going bankrupt, however, the shipyards in Poland must face it's destiny, to either survive or go bankrupt. This sounds like hypocrisy.