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Adria Airways reps meet PM Šarec to discuss cooperation


"We are actively looking for ways to improve cooperation," Adria, which is in foreign ownership and has had some liquidity problems recently, told the STA on Wednesday.

The company also denied today's report by the Siol news portal that voices had been raised at the meeting which was designed to secure the state's aid.

According to Siol, Adria's German owners will close shop and lay off several hundred employees if the government does not help in.

The company denied any extortion in the press release. "Such reports are completely groundless. We want to highlight again the necessity for cooperation, including during the EU Council presidency. Such talks are also held with many other stakeholders in the region."

It explained director general Holger Kowarsch had presented the company's business plans and discussed ways of cooperation during Slovenia's six-month EU presidency.

Another topic was the impact of statements and media reporting on Adria's business, said Adria, noting the introductory meeting had been held at its initiative.

"The company believes the state should actively cooperate with the private sector ... and help shape a suitable business environment," the release said.

Šarec's office, meanwhile, confirmed for Siol that Adria had presented the prime minister the current business situation and basic guidelines in carrying out its mission.

Šarec and State Secretary Vojmir Urlep expressed hope that Adria would provide for regular and stable air links between Slovenia and key European cities with an appropriate business policy and development plans.


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