State Aid case SA.57153 | COVID-19 – Aid to Lufthansa

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Assessment conducted by the European Commission on proposed measures proposed by Germany aimed at supporting and recapitalising air carrier Lufthansa, in the framework of the Temporary Framework for State Aid put in place in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

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German authorities presented a proposal for a contribution amounting to €6 billion to the recapitalisation of Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLH). This measure was set as part of a larger support package that also includes a state guarantee on a €3 billion loan that Germany planned to grant the company as individual aid, under a national scheme previously approved by the European Commission. An agreement between the German government and the air carrier on the rescue package was reached on 25 May 2020.

The plans presented by German authorities concerning their contribution to the recapitalisation of Lufthansa were approved by the European Commission on 25 June 2020 in the framework of the Temporary Framework for State Aid.

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Commentary and Analysis
Deutsche Welle, 22/05/2020: When the state gets on board
Euro|topics, June 2020: Bailout for Lufthansa triggers debate

Deutsche Welle, 20/05/2020: Merkel: Lufthansa rescue decision 'soon'
Deutsche Welle, 21/05/2020: Lufthansa in 'advanced talks' over coronavirus bailout
Deutsche Welle, 25/05/2020: Lufthansa and German government agree bailout
Euronews, 25/05/2020: EU state aid: Brussels should review rules 'to help European firms compete with US and China'
Politico, 25/05/2020: Berlin takes the controls at Lufthansa in €9B bailout
Deutsche Welle, 26/05/2020: Ryanair condemns Lufthansa aid package
Reuters, 27/05/2020: Lufthansa board rejects EU conditions on $10 billion bailout
Politico, 27/05/2020: Merkel vows a ‘tough fight’ with Brussels over Lufthansa rescue
EurActiv, 28/05/2020: Lufthansa board baulks at EU bailout terms
EurActiv, 29/05/2020: Vestager defends EU approach to Lufthansa mega bailout, as carrier agrees terms
Politico, 30/05/2020: Brussels and Berlin reach deal on Lufthansa bailout
Deutsche Welle, 01/06/2020: Lufthansa accepts terms of EU-Germany rescue deal
Bloomberg, 25/06/2020: Lufthansa’s $6.7 Billion German Recapitalization Gets EU Nod
Bloomberg, 26/06/2020: Lufthansa Faces Arduous Climb Out of Crisis After Bailout Sealed
The Local (Germany), 25/06/2020: EU approves huge bailout of German giant Lufthansa
Reuters, 25/06/2020: Ryanair senior executive says carrier to challenge Lufthansa's bailout
EurActiv, 25/06/2020: Lufthansa’s €9bn mega-bailout cleared for takeoff
Reuters, 25/06/2020: We won't meddle in Lufthansa operating business, says German minister
Deutsche Welle, 25/06/2020: Lufthansa bailout package overwhelmingly backed by shareholders

European Commission: DG Competition: State Aid Register: Case SA.57153
European Commission: Press Release, 25/06/2020: State aid: Commission approves €6 billion German measure to recapitalise Lufthansa

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