On Tuesday evening, the Netherlands was surprised by the announcement that it will increase its stake in the French-Dutch air carrier Air France-KLM to protect its interests in the airline, where disputes over administration grow. In Paris, they are not happy with the announcement of a 12.68% stake, while the company's stock price is dropping today.

Dutch Minister of Finance Wopke Hoekstra In a press release, he explained that the Dutch government wants to have a direct impact on the group of airlines, thus representing their interests. In doing so, they want to match their position compared to France, which holds a 14.3% stake in the group.

In a letter to the Dutch parliament, the minister said buying a state, which already owns 5.9 percent of Air France-KLM shares, will cost 680 million euros.

The move was astonished by Paris, the French economy minister Bruno Le Maire he said that the movement of the Dutch was not informed. "We must respect the principles of good governance of society, which also means without the interference of the State", he said.

At the start of trading today on the Paris Stock Exchange, Air France-KLM shares lost 9.98% and were worth 11.46 euros 15 minutes after the start of negotiations.

Air France and KLM merged in 2004, but most of the operations are still being carried out separately. In particular, the French part of the group has faced many strikes in recent years.