(ANSA) - ROME, APRIL 20 - The contacts on Alitalia between the EU Commission and the government continue, but in recent days there have been no particular steps forward and the agreement for the take-off of Ita is not imminent. We learn in Brussels from sources close to the dossier that highlight how the rocks to be overcome always remain the same - slots, assets, brand and personal - linked to economic discontinuity. In these hours, no new or relevant details have emerged to give impetus to the negotiations and a solution is not expected within 48 hours, explain the same sources. For now, not even a meeting is expected between the ministers and the EU vice president, Vestager.
In the comparison on Alitalia with the Italian government, the EU Commission does not impose diktat - the sources explain - but highlights that the company's model as it is does not work, while Ita must be able to stand on its own. Therefore the discontinuity factor is key. The suffering among the workers is understandable, but if the newco presented itself with the same number of employees, it would be the same company, demonstrating continuity with the old company and its business model that has not held up for some time. (HANDLE).