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EU Demands US Arbitrate Over Norwegian Air License Delay

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 2:59 PM EST) -- The European Union sued the U.S. on Wednesday for unfairly denying a flight permit to a unit of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, saying a three-year delay by U.S. regulators violates an international agreement to promote competition in the airline industry.

The European Commission, the executive branch of the EU, said the U.S. hasn’t given a good explanation for why it has taken so long to issue a permit to Norwegian Air International Ltd., an Irish subsidiary of the budget carrier whose permit request has drawn fierce...
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