The EU General Court reaffirms the Commission’s decision declaring illegal the aid from Italy to several airlines serving Sardinia (Volotea / Germanwings / easyJet)

The General Court dismisses the actions against the Commission decision declaring illegal the aid from Italy to several airlines serving Sardinia* The operators of the Sardinian airports were not the beneficiaries of the aid but merely intermediaries between the Autonomous Region and the airlines, which must therefore reimburse it the public aid By the judgments easyJet v Commission (T-8/18), Volotea v Commission (T-607/17) and Germanwings v Commission (T-716/17), delivered on 13 May 2020, the General Court dismissed the actions brought by the airlines easyJet, Volotea and Germanwings (‘the airlines’) seeking the annulment of the decision of the European Commission of 29 July 2016 which declared partly incompatible with the internal market the aid granted by Italy to several European

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European Court of Justice, The EU General Court reaffirms the Commission’s decision declaring illegal the aid from Italy to several airlines serving Sardinia (Volotea / Germanwings / easyJet), 13 May 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 95166

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