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Technical team to hold discussions with EC on Air Malta recovery plan

An Air Malta technical team will hold talks with representatives of the European Commission this week after Malta presented a request to the Commission on a recovery plan for the company.

This was stated by Finance and Labour Minister, Clyde Caruana, in Parliament while replying questions on Air Malta and the pilots whose job with the company was terminated.

Minister Caruana stated that this week he will meet with pilots, however he made it clear that every discussion has to consider the changed realities of the company due to the pandemic. He said that he is ready to consider every request for a just agreement, while the financial income and other conditions have to be discussed.

The Minister added that the Air Malta plan being considered by the European Commission caters for the Maltese airline to concentrate on its major activity – that of flying with passengers from destination to destination. The plan envisages that the company reaches financial viability.

Replying to another question on the Moneyval report, the Finance Minister said that despite media reports, the Government did not issue any statement, adding that this will be done after the Council of Europe committee publishes the Moneyval report.