Germany differs from ECJ on state aid

Janith Aranze

10 February 2017

Germany differs from ECJ on state aid

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Germany’s Federal Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the discount in fees Ryanair received from Lübeck Blankensee airport did not amount to state aid; unlike the European Court of Justice, the German court held that the European Commission’s opening decisions do not have a binding effect on national courts.