The European Commission (EC) has ordered France to recover €8.5 million ($9.4 million) of illegal aid from Ryanair after it found that marketing agreements between the Irish LCC and local tourist authorities at Montpellier Airport were illegal under European Union (EU) state aid rules.  Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is in charge of competition policy, said: “Our investigation showed that certain payments by the French local authorities in favor of Ryanair to ...

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