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French Administrative Court.(Europe report)(contracts and cases of Strasbourg Airport )(Brief Article)

French Administrative Court of Appeal in Nancy on Dec. 18 upheld a lower court finding that the commercial agreement between Ryanair and Strasbourg

Airport constitutes an illegal subsidy to the airline. CEO Michael O'Leary charged that the decision "flies in the face of the Court's own appointed Commissaire de Government," who said the Administrative Court in Strasbourg "did not have competence" to make a finding on the commercial agreement between Ryanair and the airport, that "the terms of the agreement between Ryanair, Strasbourg Airport and the CCI did not constitute state aid" and that "the BritAir case should be thrown out" with costs charged to BritAir. …

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