The significant thing about the news that broke last week about the European Commission looking for further concessions from Ryanair in relation to its Aer Lingus bid was that the Brussels bureaucrats - after rejecting the terms of Ryanair's first offer out of hand - were engaging at all with Michael O'Leary.
There are two possibilities here. One is that the EU competition commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, is gearing up to reject the bid, but wants...
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