European Commission VP-Transport Jacques Barrot told the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday that the draft open skies agreement (ATWOnline, March 13) is "more balanced in favor of Europe" than the former deal that was rejected by the EU transport ministers in November 2005 and that it contains terms forcing the US to return to the negotiating table for a second stage of talks. Barrot said "detractors" who "say there will never be a second phase because the US has won out on the ...

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