The EU General Court dismisses three challenges against decisions of the Commission approving individual aid measures granted by Finland, Denmark and Sweden in the COVID-19 crisis (Ryanair)

On 14 April 2021, the General Court ("GC") handed down three judgments dismissing Ryanair's challenges against decisions by the European Commission, approving individual aid measures granted by Finland to Finnair (Case T-388/20) and by Denmark and Sweden to SAS in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (Cases T-378/20; T-379/20). Key takeaways In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission has approved a flurry of aid measures to the aviation sector. Ryanair has lodged a series of applications for annulment of these decisions, essentially arguing that they contravene the principle of non-discrimination. In its first judgments concerning individual aid measures adopted in this context, the GC ruled that the latter are

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Denis Waelbroeck, The EU General Court dismisses three challenges against decisions of the Commission approving individual aid measures granted by Finland, Denmark and Sweden in the COVID-19 crisis (Ryanair), 14 April 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 100897

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