European Commission said "considerable progress has been made in recent months" on a second-stage open skies agreement with the US and that the parties have reached "tentative agreement on a wide range of items." It said it was "confident" that agreement on "a number of important issues" still outstanding can be reached this year. If no second-stage accord is finalized by December, both the EU and US have the right to suspend certain portions of the initial deal that entered effect in March ...

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