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Commission extends and broadens probe into Italy’s Alghero airport

 |  June 28, 2012

The European Commission is taking a deeper look at whether Alghero, a regional Italian airport in Sardinia, received illegal state aid. The Commission is extending the investigation period and is also extending the scope of aid the airport has received.

Beyond a capital increase granted to SOGEAAL (the airport operator) and airport contracts, the Commission is also examining “infrastructure subsidies by the State, further support to the airport operator in form of the repayment of losses and increases of capital and additional contracts concluded with the airlines operating at the airport.” The Commission will determine if the contracts were made on market terms and if the subsidies were necessary and proportionate.

Full content: EC Press Release


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