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Aircraft and transport. European Commission investigates alleged state aid to Sardinian airports
Brussels, Belgium - As of 2010, the airports of Alghero, Cagliari and Olbia have received advance payments of the compensation assigned to them, through loans granted by the financial branch of the Sardinian Region
"The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to examine whether an Italian scheme granting financial support to certain airport operators in Sardinia and the air carriers operating in these airports is in line with EU state aid rules. At this stage, the Commission has concerns that such public support may procure the beneficiaries an undue economic advantage that their competitors...
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