Alitalia must pay back the €300 million emergency loan from the Italian government, which the European Commission yesterday called "unlawful aid and incompatible with the common market." The EC ruled that Italy "has to take the necessary action to recover" the money. The bridge loan was granted in April to keep AZ afloat (ATWOnline, June 23). EC VP-Transport Antonio Tajani said the money must come from the airline and not Compagnia Aerea Italiana, the investor group that has bid for ...

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