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Ryanair challenges EUR10 billion Spanish Covid-19 aid in EU court

By Natalie McNelis
  • 20 Oct 2020 09:14
  • 20 Oct 2020 09:14
Ryanair has lodged an appeal at the EU courts against a 10 billion-euro ($11.7 billion) Spanish state-aid program it says unfairly benefits rival airlines Iberia/Vueling and Air Europa, MLex has learned.
The debt and capital-support fund was designed to back Spanish companies hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and was approved

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Natalie McNelis

Senior Correspondent

Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

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