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Ryanair, Charleroi Deal Not State Aid: Court

Law360 (December 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A European court ruled on Wednesday that a discount extended to Ryanair Ltd. on landing fees at a Brussels airport do not constitute state aid, annulling a 2004 decision by the European Commission.

In February 2004, the commission ruled that subsidies provided to Ryanair by Brussels’ South Charleroi Airport, as an incentive to fly from Charleroi, breached the state aid prohibition. Ryanair was ordered to pay back €4.5 million of the €10.3 million in subsidies it had been granted.

Ryanair appealed the decision by bringing an...
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