Arab Today, arab today eu takes france to court over ryanair aid
Last Updated : GMT 16:24:37
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

EU takes France to court over Ryanair aid

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today EU takes France to court over Ryanair aid

Ryanair
Brussels - AFP

The EU referred France to the bloc's top court on Monday for failing to recover nearly 10 million euros in illegal state aid received by low-cost airlines Ryanair and Transavia.

Ireland-based Ryanair and Dutch carrier Transavia received the money from the French government in return for basing operations at several French regional airports.

The European Commission, the European Union's executive arm, ordered Paris in July 2014 to get the money back, saying it had given the companies an unfair advantage over competitors.

"The European Commission has referred France to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover incompatible aid received by Ryanair and its subsidiary Airport Marketing Services (AMS) for using Pau, Nimes and Angouleme airports, as well as Transavia for using Pau airport," it said in a statement.

Brussels has demanded 6.3 million euros from Ryanair over the use of Nimes airport in southern France, 2.4 million euros from Ryanair and 420,000 euros from Transavia in relation to Pau Pyrenees airport, and 870,000 euros for Angouleme in central France.

It said rebates and marketing arrangements meant the airlines paid less than they should have for using the airports.

Ryanair had appealed against the recovery orders made by the French government, effectively blocking the EU action in French national courts, the Commission said.

"In order to ensure its state aid decisions are fully implemented the Commission has therefore decided to refer France to the European Court of Justice," it said.

Last year Ryanair, which pioneered low-cost, no-frills air travel in Europe, said it had ceased operations at Pau Pyrenees in 2011 and at Angouleme in 2009.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today eu takes france to court over ryanair aid Arab Today, arab today eu takes france to court over ryanair aid

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today eu takes france to court over ryanair aid Arab Today, arab today eu takes france to court over ryanair aid

 



Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert calls for short visits

GMT 16:21 2017 Monday ,26 June

Etiquette expert calls for short visits
Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
View News in Arabic - Business: أخبار الشركات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 16:25 2017 Sunday ,04 June

“Suhoor” is basic meal for fasting

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 11:09 2017 Sunday ,25 June

HUAWEI P10 the ‘guru’ of portrait shots
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday