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State aid: European Commission approves €11.7 million Croatian grant to compensate Croatia Airlines for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has found a Croatian grant of €11.7 million (approximately HRK 88.5 million) to the state-owned airline Croatia…

“Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich” satellite successfully lifted off into space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

The Airbus-built European ocean satellite "Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich" has successfully begun its “Seeing-the-Seas” mission. On 21 November 2020 the…

State aid: European Commission closes investigation into public support for Air Nostrum’s fleet renewal in Spain

The European Commission has closed its in-depth investigation into Spanish public support to regional airline Air Nostrum for the renewal…

European Commission to extend select measures for coronavirus-hit aviation sector

Some of the temporary provisions introduced in May to ease the financial pressure on aviation operators and groundhandlers are to…

Boeing WTO case: The EU puts in place countermeasures against U.S. exports, including a 15% tariff on aircraft

The European Commission's regulation increasing tariffs on U.S. exports into the EU worth $4 billion will be published in the…

Boeing WTO case: the EU gets formal green light to impose duties on U.S. imports

Today, the Dispute Settlement Body of World Trade Organization (WTO) formally authorised the EU to take countermeasures against the United…

European Commission extends slot waiver to relieve burdened aviation sector and avoid emissions

On 14 October, the European Commission adopted an extension to the waiver of EU rules on the use of airport…

EU ministers have reached an agreement on the coordination of measures restricting free movement in the European Union related to the coronavirus pandemic

Statement of the European Commission Following the proposal of the Commission on 4 September 2020, today EU ministers have reached…

State aid: European Commission approves €19.3 million Romanian loan guarantee to compensate TAROM for damage suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a loan guarantee of up to around €19.3 million (approximately…

European Commission approves €2.2 million Belgian state aid measures to support Flemish airports in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved €2.2 million Belgian aid measures to support the operators of Flemish airports (Antwerp airport, Ostend-Bruges…

European Commission proposes upgrade of Single European Sky for a more sustainable air traffic management – A4E asks for more

Today, the European Commission is proposing an upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework which comes on the heels…

Airlines for Europe issues “Last Call” for common EU approach to COVID-19 travel restrictions

Adoption of common criteria and thresholds to evaluate the epidemiological risk of travel; Adherence to a European colour-coded map updated…

European Commission proposes a common approach (with a common colour code) to travel measures

On 4 September, the Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation to ensure that any measures taken by Member States…

European Commission approves €199.45 million Italian support to compensate Alitalia for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has found Italian €199.45 million support in favour of Alitalia to be in line with EU State…

EU delivers additional emergency assistance to Lebanon following the explosion in Beirut

Today a second European Union (EU) Humanitarian Airbridge flight landed in Beirut, Lebanon, delivering 12 tonnes of essential humanitarian supplies…

Coronavirus Global Response: European Union organises a humanitarian air bridge from Lyon to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

A flight from the European Union (EU) humanitarian air bridge will land in Abidjan today, carrying medical equipment and PPE…

State aid: European Commission approves €290 million Belgian support to Brussels Airlines in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

On July 24th, Brussels Airlines announced that it had reached an agreement with the Belgian Federal Government and Lufthansa to secure…

State aid: European Commission approves €133 million Portuguese liquidity support to SATA airline; opens investigation into other public support measures

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €133 million in liquidity support to SATA Air Açores (SATA).…

State aid: European Commission approves €1 billion Danish and Swedish measure to recapitalise SAS

The European Commission has approved Danish and Swedish plans to contribute up to SEK 11 billion (approximately €1 billion) to…

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