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EU threatens escalation in tariff fight over Boeing and Airbus subsidies

Image copyright Getty Images The EU has threatened to escalate a 15-year row with the US over aircraft subsidies for Airbus and Boeing unless Washington agrees to a settlement. The EU and US have accused each other of propping up their home aviation markets with tax breaks, research grants and other aid. Europe’s trade commissioner said Washington has rejected moves… Read more →

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BA, Ryanair and EasyJet launch fight over ‘devastating’ quarantine plan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airlines across the world have grounded aircraft amid the pandemic British Airways, Ryanair and EasyJet have filed a formal legal challenge to the government’s quarantine policy. The airlines say the policy will have “a devastating effect on British tourism and the wider economy” and destroy thousands of jobs. They have applied for a judicial… Read more →

Coronavirus: Watchdog seeks new powers to fight inflated prices

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Reports of price-gouging have involved hundreds of businesses, the CMA says The UK’s consumer watchdog has asked the government to bring in emergency laws to stop retailers profiteering during the coronavirus pandemic. The Competition and Markets Authority said it had written to “hundreds of businesses” charging inflated prices for products such as hand sanitisers.… Read more →