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EU Commission OKs Italy’s Airport Support Scheme

The European Commission on Monday approved Italy’s €800 million (US$944.4 million) State aid scheme to compensate airports and ground-handling operators following the impact of the COVID-19...
Merger

EU Stops Probe Into Cargotec, Konecranes Merger 

EU antitrust regulators have suspended their investigation into the merger of Finnish engineering firm Konecranes and cargo handling machinery maker Cargotec, a European Commission...
COVID

Brussels OKs €1B Recovery Fund For Covid-Hit Spain

On Monday, July 19, the European Commission approved Spain’s proposal to set up a €1 billion (US$1.17 billion) recapitalization fund to help the recovery...
EU

The European Commission Expert Group’s Take on Standard-Essential Patents: A Short...

By Igor Nikolic & Niccolò Galli (European University Institute) European policymakers are seeking to improve the legal certainty, reliability and transparency of the standard-essential patent...
Air Europa

EU Probes 3.2B Restructuring Aid For Airline TAP

EU competition regulators will investigate whether a 3.2-billion-euro ($3.8 billion) restructuring plan for ailing Portuguese airline TAP is proportionate and complies with EU state...
EU

EC Opens Consultation On Revising The Horizontal Block Exemption Rules

The European Commission has launched today a public consultation inviting all interested parties to comment on the revision of the R&D and Specialization Block...
Taxes

European Commission To Delay Digital Tax Plan

The European Commission is likely to delay putting forward its plans for a digital levy until the autumn to try to improve the chances...
Astrazeneca

EU Clears AstraZeneca’s Acquisition Of Alexion

The European Commission has cleared AstraZeneca’s (AZ) proposed acquisition of rare disease specialist Alexion, initially announced in December 2020. Last year, AZ revealed its plans...
Merger

EC Opens In-Depth Probe Into Proposed Merger Of Cargotec & Konecranes

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed merger of Cargotec Corporation (Cargotec) and Konecranes (Konecranes) under the EU Merger...
Air Europa

EU Opens In-Depth Probe Of IAG’s Purchase Of Air Europa

The European Commission stated it has opened an in-depth investigation into International Airlines Group’s planned purchase of Spain’s Air Europa. The Commission, which oversees EU...
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