Compatible aid: The General Court of the European Union rejects the appeal of an Irish airline and validates the European Commission’s choice to dispense with certain requirements set out in the temporary framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak (Ryanair)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On June 22, 2022, the General Court of the European Union delivered its judgment in case T-657/20 (Ryanair DAC v. European Commission). Taking the view that the Commission could, without initiating the formal investigation procedure, approve the recapitalisation of the airline Finnair by its public and private owners in proportion to their previous shareholdings, it dismissed in its entirety the action brought by Ryanair for annulment of the Commission's decision approving the aid granted by Finland to the airline Finnair On 3 June 2020, Finland notified to the Commission an aid measure in favour of the airline Finnair, of which it is the majority

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