Ryanair reacted with fury to the news, claiming the findings were Peter Sherrard said politically motivated.”
Bloomberg News reported it had obtained a copy of the “statement of objections” prepared by the European Commission’s competition directorate outlining its concerns. The report runs to 265 pages, indicating the detailed level of objections.
The European Commission refused to comment but reports suggest that the report had been forwarded to Ryanair earlier last week. Aer Lingus also did not comment, as it has not yet received the statement of objections. It will receive these after Ryanair has had a chance to delete any contents it considers confidential.
Bloomberg reported that the