The EU and US yesterday reached a provisional agreement on a second-stage open skies accord, building on the original air services agreement that entered effect in March 2008 and setting a strict timetable and framework for approving the final second-stage agreement. The provisional accord reached yesterday in Brussels concluded eight rounds of negotiations (ATWOnline, Oct. 8, 2009). It affirmed that the terms of the 2007 pact will remain in place indefinitely and called for closer ...

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