Greece held to comply with Case C-415/03

Greece held to comply with judgement on illegal subsidies granted to Olympic.

The Commission today sent a letter to the Greek government reminding them of their duty to comply with
Case C-415/03, in which the Court held that the Greek authorities had failed to recover €161 million of illegal aid from Olympic Airways, which the airline had received between 1998 and 2002.

Greece now has two months to respond.

If the Commission finds the Greek response to be unacceptable, it will refer the case to the Court of Justice and request financial penalties.