Stakes High As U.S., E.U. Debate Open Skies

Law360, New York (February 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Negotiations between the European Union and the United States over liberalizing the transatlantic aviation market have been ongoing for over three years. But as the latest meeting between the two factions commences in Washington, D.C., there is a sense of urgency in the air.

The talks, which kicked off Tuesday, will focus on reaching an E.U.-wide agreement to replace bilateral air agreements the U.S. currently has in place with various member states. The European Court of Justice has declared those agreements illegal, and many member states...
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