Ryanair recently won a legal battle against European Commission objecting to a $140 million state aid fund set up by the Italian government for the airline during the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Court of Justice ruled in favour of Ryanair stating that the competition enforcer did not provide sufficient reasoning for its decision asking why it had not opened an investigation. “According to settled case law, a decision not to initiate the formal investigation procedure in respect of notified aid must set out the reasons for which the Commission takes the view that it is not faced with serious difficulties

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