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Lufthansa’s EUR6 billion Covid bailout draws fresh EU state aid probe

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 08 Jul 2024 10:47
  • 08 Jul 2024 10:47
Deutsche Lufthansa has seen EU state aid regulators reopen an investigation into the record bailout it received from the German government during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
Today the European Commission, whose 2020 approval for the 6 billion euros ($6.5 billion today) of aid was struck down, said today it would “now

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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