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EU airport slot rules waiver to be extended but tweaked to promote competition

By Michael Acton and Giulia Bedini
  • 01 Sep 2020 09:48
  • 01 Sep 2020 09:48

The EU plans to extend its temporary Covid-19 waiver on airport slot rules, but if left unchanged the framework could pose a risk to competition, the European Commission has said.

While the suspension of the rules has ensured that environmentally harmful “ghost flights” are kept to a minimum, the commission’s

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Michael Acton

Senior Correspondent

Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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