Portugal's Minister of Economy: Portugal has tools to nationalise TAP Air Portugal if necessary

1 April, 2020

Portugal's Minister of Economy Petro Siza commented on TAP Air Portugal's efforts to face the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, stating the Government of Portugal is committed to "maintaining the continuity of the country and its strategic activities", adding: "The Portuguese Government has tools to nationalise companies" if necessary (Dinheiro Vivo, 31-Mar-2020).