Company that runs France to Corsica ferry needs court protection says minister

Transport minister Frederic Cuvillier says ferry operator SNCM needs help to shield it from EU order to repay €440 million in state aid.

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Troubled France-Corsica ferry operator SNCM needs to go under court protection to shield itself from a European Commission order to repay 440 million euros in state aid, France's transport minister was quoted saying, reports Reuters.