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04 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 01:31 GMT+2

March 23, 2020

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European private port terminalists are calling on the States EU to financially support primary infrastructure

Bonz: We are experiencing exceptional moments that require extraordinary action and it is important that they are mobilised all the appropriate mechanisms

The Member States of the European Union must support financially the essential transport infrastructures in this crisis due to the Pandemic of the Covid-19 virus. It's pointed out Feport, the federation of port terminalists European private sector, specifying that the new temporary framework adopted by the European Commission to allow member states to to support the economy during this crisis selective tax breaks, guarantees government loans from banking companies and loans facilitated by businesses.

The federation highlighted the urgent need for Member States make use of the provisions of the 114 Directive of 2008 on the identification and identification of designation of Europe's critical infrastructure and providing adequate support for these infrastructures to avoid disruptions within the EU supply chain as well as a disastrous negative impact on the economy would result in the loss of a large number of jobs.

"As mentioned by many officials and heads of state Feport President Gunther Bonz said: "We are very we are experiencing exceptional moments that require action Extraordinary. It is important that all appropriate mechanisms beyond the provision of Article 107, paragraph 3, letter b), of the TFUE are mobilised by the Member States and We welcome the decision of the President of the Commission to activate the easing clause of the budget rules. The impact of this crisis on the economy and employment - warned Bonz -- it will be huge and we have to take the right measures in a timely, efficient and effective manner. Member States EU institutions must act to ensure security supply through all relevant infrastructure."

"As an employer," added the President of the Feport - we must ensure our workers have a healthy and healthy environment Sure. They are all committed to continuing to work because they are all aware of the strategic role played by critical infrastructure for all EU countries. So we ask Member States to support port companies through the provision of protective equipment to ensure continuity of work.'

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