The EC yesterday announced that it has opened investigations into possible state aid at several EU airports. It is looking into whether Finnish authorities illegally aided airports operator Finavia and subsidiary Airpro--two state-owned companies--and Ryanair in relation to their operations at Tampere-Pirkkala. It also is investigating several arrangements at Lubeck, including its 10-year contract with the Irish LCC. The Commission said its investigation into Lubeck follows complaints from a ...

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