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  • T&E’s response to Commissions’s consultation on extending the general bloc exemption regulation to ports and airports

    Targeted review of the General Block Exemption Regulations (State aid): extension to ports and airports

    Despite the aviation sector’s substantial climate impact, the European Commission proposes to apply a block exemption from State aid rules for investments aid to airports with up to 3 million passengers annually. Not only will this result in a waste of taxpayer money and a distortion of the single market, but it will also undermine Europe’s climate and decarbonisation objectives.

    T&E recommends that this block exemption for investment aid to aviation should be withdrawn.