EU Investigates 7 Countries Over Siberian Air Deals

Law360, New York (January 27, 2011, 1:41 PM EST) -- The European Union's antitrust watchdog has launched investigations of seven EU member states over bilateral air service agreements with Russia, citing concerns that the deals may be anti-competitive.

The European Commission said Thursday it had sent requests for information — known as “letters of formal notice” — to Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and the U.K.

The agency said it is concerned that the agreements may hinder competition between European airlines and provide the basis for Siberian overflight charges that may be illegal under...
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