WTO Airbus Decision May Spark EU Talks With US

Law360, New York (September 11, 2009, 2:15 PM EDT) -- A simmering feud between the United States and the European Union over subsidies to civilian aircraft manufacturers took a significant turn recently when a World Trade Organization panel reportedly found subsidies the EU provided to Airbus SAS violated the international trade body's laws.

Which direction the case is turning remains unclear, however, since it remains under seal while the U.S. and EU review it. While most observers think the WTO ruling on the European subsidies, as well as a pending decision by a separate panel on...
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