European Commission Commissioner for Transport, Antonio Tajani, met Australian Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese MP, on 30-Nov-2009, to progress an open skies agreement with the EU as well as a global framework for managing the aviation sector’s carbon emissions. Australian and European officials have been negotiating what would be a historic open skies agreement since Jun-2009. [more]
EU Commissioner meets with Australian Transport Minister on open skies agreement
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