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European commission.(EUROPE Report)(Brief article)

European Commission gave Italian officials until May 19 to respond to its request for more information on the [euro]300 million ($473.6 million) emergency bridge loan the outgoing government awarded Alitalia in April. Under EU rules, AZ is not allowed any further state aid until 2011. The EC cleared AZ's last subsidy in 2001 and approved a total of [euro]1.4 billion in government restructuring aid to the flag carrier between 1997 and 2001. …

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