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EU: Emirates Arlines against EC’s targeting of subsidies

 |  December 7, 2015

Emirates Airline has hit out at European Commission plans to use aviation negotiations with Gulf countries as a way to challenge alleged illegal state subsidies to the Middle East region’s airlines reports FT.

The commission on Monday announced a package of measures aimed at tackling unfair competition and creating a level-playing field for European airlines. This included a plan to use EU-wide negotiations with particular countries to address competition concerns.

But the fast-growing UAE-based airline said it did not think significant changes to the existing agreements with European countries would be in the “best interest” of all member states.

Full content: The Financial Times

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