The Commission of the European Union today [Wednesday] decided to ask the Court of Justice to annul the Council of Ministers' decision of 21 January authorising Portugal to grant aid of a maximum of €16.3m (US$14.1m) to pig farmers. This Commission explained that this is the same amount of state aid as should have been repaid by 2,116 farmers under two final negative decisions of the Commission of 25 November 1999 and 4 October 2000.