Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg ruled that steel processor Vítkovice Steel is not entitled to free emission rights. According to the judgment, Vítkovice Steel did not produce liquid steel itself and therefore no claims for relief from environmental taxes. Seven years ago, the steel processor from ArcelorMittal Ostrava took over liquid steel for further processing. The Czech authorities then only allocated the corresponding emission rights to ArcelorMittal Ostrava. Vítkovice Steel purchased pig iron from ArcelorMittal Ostrava as an intermediate product, from which they continued to produce steel. Therefore, in the period from 2013 to 2020, Vítkovice steelworks received only half of the allowances to which they were entitled. Vítkovice Steel went to court. Vítkovice Steel wanted to claim free emission rights worth 16 million euros for the production of liquid steel.