Press conference by Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC, on the launch of the consultation on the new state aid rules for airports and airlines
Joaquín Almunia, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Competition, gave a press conference on the new state aid rules for airports and airlines. The EC invited comments on its review of EU state aid rules on the public financing of airports and start-up aid to airlines. During the last ten years, the market environment of the aviation industry has changed considerably. The Commission proposal takes account of this evolution and provides guidance on how Member States can support airports and airlines in line with EU state aid rules. In light of the submissions received, the Commission will adopt revised guidelines in the beginning of 2014.
Joaquín Almunia, at the rostrum Ref:P-023658