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Ryanair lambasts 'naked support for national champions' at EU court hearing

By Natalie McNelis
  • 22 Sep 2020 11:59
  • 02 Apr 2021 09:06

Sweden’s Covid-19 loan guarantees for airlines were discriminatory and the European Commission failed to properly weigh the negative impact on competition, Ryanair told EU judges today.

Esfandiar Vahida, representing Ryanair, said Sweden’s program, while ostensibly meant to preserve “connectivity” for the country's population, was actually just “naked support for national champio

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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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