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EC Requests Greece to Ensure that Airport Charges Comply with EU Law

AIA_The European Commission has requested Greece to correctly apply EU rules on airport charges and for the operation of air services at Athens International Airport.

According to an announcement by the Commission, currently, different airport charges are applied to domestic flights and flights to other destinations in the Schengen area.

The Commission considers that this does not respect EU rules on non-discrimination, since there is no objective cost justification for the different level of charges.

The request of the Commission was sent in the form of reasoned opinion under the EU infringement procedure.

Greece now has two months to notify of the measures taken to fully comply with the relevant EU rules, otherwise the Commission may decide to refer Greece to the EU’s Court of Justice.

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