EU Eyes French Insurance For Aircraft Parts Suppliers

Law360, New York (July 20, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT) -- The European Commission has launched a probe into a French program that offers exchange rate risk insurance to companies that supply parts to aircraft manufacturers, citing concerns that the measure may be anti-competitive.

The European Union's antitrust regulator said Tuesday that it opened the formal investigation procedure to determine whether the program is in line with rules on state aid.

“A strong and competitive aeronautic industry is a key element for a strong and competitive European economy,” EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said. “We need to...
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