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France referred to ECJ over illegal airline State aid
  • NCTM Studio Legale
  • European Union, France, Italy
  • November 6 2015

On 27 July 2015 France was referred to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover State aid granted to Ryanair and Transavia for the three

Brief update on topical EU competition law issues
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • European Union, Italy
  • February 26 2014

In June 2013 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), dismissing an appeal by Ryanair, upheld a decision of the General Court upholding

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)
  • Cugia Cuomo & Associati Studio Legale
  • European Union, Italy
  • June 17 2014

On December 16, 2013, the Article 29 Working Party (hereafter the Working Party) on privacy and data protection provided DG Enterprise and Industry

Commission opens in-depth investigation into EUR 300 million loan to Alitalia
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Italy, European Union
  • June 13 2008

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a EUR 300 million loan granted to Alitalia by the Italian State to enable Alitalia to cope with its financial problems

Commission to investigate proposed support to Ryanair
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, Italy
  • October 12 2007

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into proposed aid for Ryanair by the Italian airport operator, SOGEAAL SpA

Italy to reimburse aid for aeronautical projects
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Italy
  • April 15 2008

On March 11 the EC asked Italy to ensure full repayment of loans granted to Finmeccanica and Avio for certain research and development projects in the aeronautical sector

Commission approves French and Italian aid to Eurocopter and Agusta Westland
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, France, Italy
  • 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

Failure of the Commission to fulfil its duty by not concluding on some of Ryanair’s complaints against alleged state aid measures granted to competitors
  • Stibbe
  • European Union, Italy
  • January 17 2012

From November 2005 to December 2006, Ryanair sent several letters to the Commission in which it complained against measures adopted by the Italian government in favour of Italian airlines

Commission declares Alitalia loan illegal
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Italy
  • July 25 2008

On 22 July 2008 the European Commission published a statement declaring that, based on the information at its disposal, aid measures granted by the Italian Government to Alitalia were incompatible with the Common Market

Commission approves Alitalia asset sale
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, Italy
  • November 14 2008

The European Commission has approved the plan by the Italian authorities to sell the assets of the airline Alitalia, which had entered into financial difficulties, under a special insolvency procedure