In what could be seen as a next step in its legalistic approach to get what its wants--an Open Aviation Area between the EU and US--the European Commission announced yesterday that it has decided to send letters of formal notice and reasoned opinions to 11 member states that have air service agreements with the US. The EC, as "guardian of the [European] Treaties," is sending letters of formal notice to Spain, Ireland, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Malta and ...

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