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Airports, low-cost carriers received illegal aid: EU

Regulator orders them to pay back or return millions of euros in subsidies

On the list: The EU Commission told Germany's Zweibruecken airport to recover 500,000 euros from Ryanair. The budget airline, which stopped flying to Zweibruecken in 2009, said that it would appeal the ruling.

[BRUSSELS] Two European airports and a number of budget airlines, including Ryanair and Lufthansa's carrier Germanwings, have been ordered to pay back millions of euros in illegal subsidies, EU regulators said on Wednesday.

The European Commission also warned Belgium that it may be giving...

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