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Italy: European Commission probes state funding to island airports

 |  January 23, 2013

The European Commission has reportedly opened an investigation into Sardinia airports in regards to state funds that went to operators and air carriers in the nation. The state funding scheme was initiated by Italy in 2011 reportedly to improve transportation connection between Sardinia and the rest of mainland Europe – the Commission will now investigate whether those funds were in violation of European Union state aid rules. In a statement, the Commission said it “has doubts” over whether the funding meets proper criteria; Italy maintains that the funding was a “public service.”


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