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COVID-19: The General Court of the European Union finds that the aid granted by Austria to an airline had been deducted from the subsidies granted, in the same context, by Germany to that airline’s group, and confirms its compatibility with the internal market (Ryanair)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In its crusade against state aid granted to airlines to deal with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic - 22 complaints against Commission Covid-19 decisions to date - Ryanair has suffered a further setback in an Austrian case. On 14 July 2021, the General Court of the European Union delivered its judgment in case T-677/20 (Ryanair DAC and Laudamotion GmbH v European Commission). Noting that the aid granted by Austria to the Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines to compensate it for the damage resulting from the cancellation or rescheduling of its flights because of the Covid-19 pandemic was deducted from the subsidies granted by Germany to the

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Alain Ronzano, COVID-19: The General Court of the European Union finds that the aid granted by Austria to an airline had been deducted from the subsidies granted, in the same context, by Germany to that airline’s group, and confirms its compatibility with the internal market (Ryanair), 14 July 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 101560, www.concurrences.com

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