Government calls for joint European action against airlines

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Government calls for joint European action against airlines





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The Third Vice President of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, Highlighted that the passenger air transport sector has been one of the most affected by the pandemic, confinement measures and travel restrictions worldwide, which has led different governments to try to provide different ways of help, about what the European Comission it is paying close attention to ensure that competition rules are not violated.

“We are strong supporters of a European response, all these airlines are European companies and that is why we defend an egalitarian field in which the different support alternatives provide similar financing and a similar level of credibility so as not to end up generating competition problems”, Calviño has indicated in an interview with the agency Bloomberg, collected by Europa Press.

In this sense, the third vice-president of the Government has highlighted the Spanish action in support of the country’s airlines by issuing public guarantees and the different lines of credit established. “We will continue this line of support to airlines so that they can face the hard blow of the pandemic“he has indicated.

Likewise, Calviño has stressed that, without prejudging some of the agreements that are being carried out in other countries, “the European Comission it is paying close attention to ensure that competition rules are not violated and that the playing field is not leveled due to the different ability of governments to help companies. ”

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