At the end of the second round of talks between the EU and US on the Open Aviation Area held in Brussels in early December, both American and European Commission officials summarized the discussions in glowing terms, proclaiming that "important progress has been made" and that a "significant agreement" likely will be reached by fall. The talks indeed were productive, confirms Andre Van Hove, former head of the Belgian CAA and a member of the Special Committee assisting the EC in its ...

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