Fri. Feb 21st, 2020

Maroto says that it is Iberia that must look for solutions to a hard Brexit


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Acting Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Marato, has indicated that it is the propia Iberia which has to look for solutions to the requirements of the European Commission (EC) in case of a Brexit without agreement.

Although Maroto has been convinced that "we will be able to guarantee connectivity, it is not so much a question of the Government of Spain as of the company itself ”, has clarified Efe at the twenty-third general assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which is held in St. Petersburg.

The EC has extended, recently, for almost seven more months, until October 24, 2020, the extension granted to airlines that have to adapt their shareholding in order to continue operating in the EU, after an unpaid departure from the United Kingdom.

"We are working with Iberia, but it is true that it is the company that has to look for solutions to meet that demand made by the EC," he said.

IAG airlines, including Iberia and Vueling, received the support of regulators in Spain, France, Ireland and Austria, so the group has defended, on several occasions, that they comply with EU ownership and control regulations in case of a hard Brexit.

Confirmation by the regulators of the aforementioned countries of compliance with the regulations was subsequently sent to the EC, which, however, insists that they must adapt to Community legislation.

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