European Commission reiterated its goal of creating a Europewide blacklist of unsafe airlines and said it "hopes for a political agreement on the common criteria, the EU blacklist, and the EU-wide ban by the end of the year." France, Belgium and Switzerland recently introduced blacklists of banned airlines on a website open to public consultation, while the UK already had such a list. However, not all European countries feel compelled to follow suit. "It is necessary to go beyond national ...

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