The European Commission announces that it has approved Dutch and French support measures worth 10.4 billion euros for the Air France-KLM group, after the Court of First Instance annulled the initial authorizations.

The measures in question include guarantees on bank loans and state loans, designed to remedy the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In concrete terms, the French aid consists of a loan guarantee of €4 billion and a loan of €3 billion, while the Dutch aid includes a loan guarantee of €2.4 billion and a loan of €1 billion.

The Commission reassessed these measures as compliant with EU rules and the COVID temporary framework, underlining their necessity and proportionality and concluding that 'these measures were essential to manage the economic impact of the pandemic in France and the Netherlands'.

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