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European Commission opens consultation on new state aid rules for airports and airlines

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 8 2013

Public financing of airports and airlines by national and regional governments is currently assessed under the 1994 and 2005 Community Guidelines on

Aid to a regional airport: European Commission opens in-depth investigation into potential State aid at Beauvais airport

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union
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  • June 7 2012

On 30 May 2012, the Commission announced that it has decided to open an in-depth State aid investigation into whether financial arrangements between public authorities and the French airport of Beauvais, and rebates and marketing agreements between this airport and its customer airlines, are in line with EU State aid rules

Commission opens in-depth investigations into aid to airports in Belgium, France and Germany

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Belgium, European Union, France, Germany
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  • March 27 2012

On 21 March 2012, the European Commission announced that it has opened an in-depth investigation into whether financial arrangements between public authorities and airports Charleroi (Belgium), Angoulême (France) and Dortmund (Germany), and certain rebates and marketing agreements concluded between these airports and airlines using them, are in line with EU State aid rules

Commission approves French and Italian aid to Eurocopter and Agusta Westland

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union, France, Italy
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  • March 13 2012

On 7 March 2012, the European Commission announced that it has decided to approve state aid granted by France and Italy to the helicopter manufacturers Eurocopter and Agusta Westland for the development of a new generation of civil helicopters

Commission opens in-depth investigation into French airport

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • February 14 2012

On 8 February 2012, the Commission announced that it has opened a state aid investigation into certain financial arrangements between La Rochelle airport and the French authorities

Commission opens in-depth investigations into state aid to airports, airlines and purchasers of shipyard assets

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union
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  • January 31 2012

On 25 January 2012, the Commission opened an in-depth state aid investigation into state support given to French, German and Swedish airports

Commission opens 3 in-depth state aid investigations in air transport

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 18 2011

On 13 July 2011 the Commission opened three separate in-depth state aid investigations regarding the Marseille and Frankfurt Hahn airports, as well as lower taxes for air passengers in Ireland that benefit almost exclusively domestic flights

Commission consults stakeholders on state aid rules for the aviation sector

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union
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  • April 11 2011

The European Commission has launched a public consultation, to get stakeholders' views on the application of the 2005 EU Guidelines on the financing of airports and start-up aid to airlines from regional airports

Commission opens in-depth investigation into restructuring aid for Czech airlines

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Czech Republic, European Union
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  • February 25 2011

On 23 February, the European Commission ("Commission") opened an in-depth investigation, to verify whether the measures notified in the context of the restructuring of the Czech national flag carrier Czech Airlines are in line with the EU rescue and restructuring aid guidelines

EU and UK antitrustcompetition group London bulletin

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 9 2010

On 9 November 2010 the European Commission ("Commission") fined 11 air cargo carriers a total of just under 800m for a worldwide cartel which affected cargo services within the EU