The EU General Court holds that public funds managed by private airports operators can be classified as state ressources (Ryanair)

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The Private Investor Principle in Air Transport - Part I*The Private Investor Principle in Air Transport - Part II* Public funds managed by private airport operators can be classified as state resources. Prices charged by airport operators can be used as a benchmark for market prices only if their activities and size are comparable and their costs are not subsidised by State aid. Before a private investor enters into any commercial arrangement, it takes into account all relevant information, considers the revenue and costs of all related obligations and does not accept any obligation that generates less revenue than the costs it incurs. Individually negotiated agreements are selective. Introduction On 13 December 2018, the General Court ruled in three cases involving Ryanair. They

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU General Court holds that public funds managed by private airports operators can be classified as state ressources (Ryanair), 13 December 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2018, Art. N° 88851

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