• The General Court has dismissed the action brought by the airline Niki Luftfahrt against the European Commission’s merger decision which approved Lufthansa’s acquisition of Austrian Airlines. The Court rejected Niki Luftfahrt’s arguments that the Commission erred in finding that the acquisition gave rise to concerns only as regards certain routes and in concluding that the commitments proposed by Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines were sufficient to dispel those concerns. Click here.
  • The European Commission has given conditional approval to SNCF’s acquisition of sole control of Eurostar. The conditions are intended to facilitate the entry of new rail operators onto the London Brussels and London Paris routes, on which Eurostar is currently the only operator. Click here.