J. Hamáček: Smartwings’ acquisition by state not on table

(ČIA) The airline Smartwings should use standard support programs available, such as the Antivirus kurzarbeit (short-term work) program. This was stated in Czech Television’s political discussion program Otázky Václava Moravce by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Jan Hamáček (ČSSD), who argues that loans are available or shareholders can invest more money in the company. He thus rejected the proposal of the Minister of Industry and Trade and Transport Karel Havlíček (for ANO), who mentioned the possibility that the state might buy the company. K. Havlíček specified in TV Prima’s discussion program Partie that the state would have to take over the company free of charge. However, he previously stated that the company urgently needs immediate assistance in the amount of CZK 1.5bn.



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