Citing “distortions in the market,” European Union (EU) transport commissioner Violeta Bulc said she will seek a new mandate from EU countries to open talks with the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia over “unfair subsidies to airlines.” In a statement, Bulc said the request for talks with Gulf states was initiated by France and Germany. She pointed to the study recently issued by major US airlines alleging more than $40 billion in state aid to Gulf ...

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