The Government is debating today the complicated situation of Romatsa that has its account blocked due to the Romanian state’s debt to Micula brothers.
PM Ludovic Orban said the Government will pay the sum for which there an enforceable title following the case of Micula brothers, meaning EUR 278 million.
Micula brothers sued Romania in trial in Belgium, and the Belgian court decided to ban Eurocontrol to finance Romatsa. The Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration ROMATSA was unable thus to receive the money from Eurocontrol for air navigation services.
Romatsa has lacked current funding, living from reserves. The Administration is directing air traffic for over 1 million flights annually.
After the MH17 tragedy in Ukraine, part of flights were redirected across the Romanian air space, while the potential loss of the certification to provide services would prompt a problem at European level.