Hailing the new EU-US open skies agreement as "a harbinger of further liberalization," the US Dept. of State last week signaled that the Bush Administration is prepared to sign the deal on April 30, that there will be no congressional opposition and that late European conditions regarding delayed implementation and second-stage negotiations are acceptable. In a concession to the UK, the EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council pushed the accord's effective date back five months to ...

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