Brussels to probe Etihad airline stakes

The European Commission’s DG Transport is to hold a preliminary inquiry into Etihad's purchase of stakes in European airlines to see if they breach EU rules on ownership and control of European companies. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier has already taken stakes in Air Berlin and is in the processing of buying part of Italian flag-carrier Alitalia. The Commission has asked the German authorities for information on the control and influence ... [+]

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