EU Wants To Let Countries Buoy Struggling Airports

Law360, New York (July 3, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The European Union's antitrust watchdog proposed changes Wednesday to the bloc's state aid rules for airports and airlines that would for the first time allow countries to pay for the operation of struggling airports to give them time to shore up their finances.

The European Commission laid out its plan to overhaul its 2005 guidelines on aid from EU members to carriers and airports, saying that significant changes in the industry mandated new rules. The agency said it also planned to clarify existing regulations in response...
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