US and Europe conduct fifth round of aviation talks: "satisfaction at progress"
US and European delegations met in Brussels on 09-Nov-2009 for a fifth round of negotiations on a second stage air transport agreement. Both delegations expressed their satisfaction at the progress made across a range of important issues, including security, regulatory cooperation and the role of the Joint Committee. Both delegations also noted the in-depth discussions held on other elements of a second stage agreement, such as market access, cooperation on environmental issues and the social dimension of the agreement. A further round of negotiations will be held on 11-Jan-2010.[more]