EU Widens Antitrust Probe Of Russian Air Agreements

Law360, New York (March 14, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT) -- The European Union further ramped up its investigation of its members' bilateral air service agreements with Russia on Monday, saying that six more countries' deals may be forcing some EU airlines to unfairly pay extra charges for flying over Siberia.

The European Commission launched infringement procedures against Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta and Slovenia over their agreements with Russia, bringing the total number of EU nations officially targeted in the case to 23.

The regulator warned, however, that it is actively investigating whether the Russian air...
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