Spirtzis: There are institutional procedures to deal with what Fraport requests

Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis rejected the damages claim raised by Fraport Greece over the condition of the 14 regional airports it is managing, saying that there are institutional procedures to deal with the requests.

“Fraport is wrong. We have responded as a ministry to the issues it raises […] there are institutional procedures to deal with all the issues the company is raising,” he said at the evening newscast of TV channel “E”.

“Our common goal is to develop Greek airports,” he said. He was responding to a media report that Fraport Greece will seek more than 70 million euros in damages from the State over serious problems found in the airports.

Asked about the investment in Hellinikon, the minister said that everyone must help speed up the licensing procedures because it is a very large investment but “we must respect science and laws.”

Commenting on the concerns raised over the new draft bill on taxi services, Spirtzis said he supports Greek app “Beat” but added that “there must be rules” and that the bill aims to implement European law in Greece.

He said however that the Personal Data Protection Authority should be asked whether the app should be allowed to post photos of the taxi drivers available to customers and whether the ratings each receives should be public.