The EU General Court annuls the Commission decision on State aid granted to a low-cost airline (Ryanair)

On 17 December 2008, the Court of First Instance (hereinafter the ‘CFI’) annulled the Commission decision in which the Commission had found that the advantages granted by the Walloon Region and Brussels South Charleroi Airport (‘BSCA’) to Ryanair constituted illegal State aid. The CFI found, in essence, that the Commission had erred by refusing to consider the Walloon Region, the owner of Charleroi Airport, and BSCA, a public sector company controlled by the Walloon Region operating as a concession holder at Charleroi Airport, as a single legal entity and by failing to apply the private market

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Author

  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Quotation

Markus Wellinger, The EU General Court annuls the Commission decision on State aid granted to a low-cost airline (Ryanair), 17 December 2008, e-Competitions December 2008, Art. N° 44455

Visites 146

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues