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EU: EasyJet loses fight over Dutch airport fees

 |  January 21, 2015

A battle between budget airline EasyJet and Dutch competition authorities over operations pricing at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport ended Wednesday, with the EU’s lower court siding Dutch officials and the European Commission.

Britain-based EasyJet lodged a trio of complaints with Dutch competition authorities in 2008, claiming that the operators of Schiphol airport in Amsterdam had illegally charged fees for security- and passenger-related services. But in a nine-page ruling issued Wednesday, the EU’s lower court ruled that the Commission may refuse to get involved in competition disputes that have already been dismissed by national authorities.

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