EU Friday made its first written submission in the US government's WTO challenge to EU government support for Airbus. While declining to make the actual submission public, the EU said it was a "robust response" to US allegations that Airbus received illegal subsidies. The first WTO panel will meet March 20-21. This will be followed by another round of submissions and hearings with a final decision due on Oct. 31. The EU noted that this could slip into 2008. It said it will submit its own ...

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