European Court of First Instance annulled the European Commission's ruling in the longstanding Ryanair/Charleroi state-aid case because it is "vitiated by an error in law," thus opening the door for other secondary airports to offer incentives to prospective airline tenants. The EC concluded in 2004 that some of the financial incentives and reductions in airport charges and landing fees granted to Ryanair as part of its agreements with the Walloon Region to establish a base at Brussels ...

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