CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - COVID-19 - CORPORATE GROUP - DAMAGE - EXTRAORDINARY EVENT

COVID-19 : The General Court of the European Union dismisses an action against a decision of the European Commission approving individual aid to compensate for damage resulting from travel restrictions or other "Covid-19" containment measures and forming part of a series of aid measures granted to the group of undertakings of which the beneficiary is part (Ryanair, Laudamotion)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Court of First Instance is continuing its series of judgments on the actions for annulment brought by Ryanair (sometimes flanked by Malta Air or Laudamotion, as in the present case, its subsidiaries) against the Commission's decisions approving 'Covid-19' aid to various airlines which provide, more than others, air services to certain Member States The aid in question was granted by Austria to Austrian Airlines AG ["AUA"], a subsidiary of the Lufthansa group whose parent company is Deutsche Lufthansa AF ["DLH"]. The interest of the annotated judgment lies above all in the nature of the contested measure (compensation under Article 107(2)(b) TFEU) and

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Jacques Derenne, COVID-19 : The General Court of the European Union dismisses an action against a decision of the European Commission approving individual aid to compensate for damage resulting from travel restrictions or other "Covid-19" containment measures and forming part of a series of aid measures granted to the group of undertakings of which the beneficiary is part (Ryanair, Laudamotion), 14 July 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 103418, pp. 123-125

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