July 16, 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU competition regulators on Friday approved a 1.2-billion-euro ($1.42 billion) rescue loan for ailing Portuguese airline TAP and also opened an investigation into 3.2 billion euros restructuring aid Lisbon wants to give to the carrier.

The European Commission said the investigation will look into whether the restructuring aid complies with EU state aid rules.

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(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee)