EU Targets 6 More Countries Over Russian Air Deals

Law360, New York (February 16, 2011, 4:12 PM EST) -- The European Union's antitrust enforcer began investigating six more member nations on Wednesday based on concerns that their bilateral air service agreements with Russia may unfairly force some EU airlines to pay extra charges for flying over Siberia to Asia.

The European Commission sent requests for information — known as letters of formal notice — to Cyprus, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.

Following similar sets of requests sent in October and January, Wednesday's move means that the EU watchdog is now looking at 17 countries'...
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