Statement by Siim Kallas on the "Open Skies" EU/US Breakthrough on Aviation Agreement, signature and round table

Type: Report   Reference: I-065322   Duration: 10:01:29  Lieu:
End production: 25/03/2010   First transmission: 25/03/2010
On 25 March 2010, Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director of the Directorate F "Air Transport" for the Directorate-General for Transport and Transport of the EC, and EU Negotiator for "Open Sky" Deal, and John Byerly, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Transportation Affairs and US Negotiator of the "Open-Sky" Deal, with the presence of Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport, reached a second-stage Open Skies Agreement. European officials insist that the deal is a provisional Agreement, but the US Transportation Dept. and Industry Groups, consider the deal as a true second-stage Agreement, subject now must be ratified by both Governments. The deal was initialled, after eight rounds of talks, in Brussels.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Joint arrival of John Byerly, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Transportation Affairs and US Negotiator of the "Open-Sky" Deal, and Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director of the Directorate F "Air Transport" for the Directorate-General for Transport and Transport of the EC, and EU Negotiator for "Open Sky" Deal 00:00:09
10:00:14 Daniel Calleja, and John Byerly, shaking hands with Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport (4 shots) 00:00:28
10:00:42 Signature of the Agreement by Daniel Calleja, and John Byerly 00:00:12
10:00:54 Siim Kallas, talking with Daniel Calleja, and John Byerly (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:01:06 Soundbite by Siim Kallas (in ENGLISH): with this agreement all the European citizens can have more possibilities, more flights and, of course, lower prices; a better competition means the airlines can offer better services for more affordable prices. 00:00:23
10:01:29 End of the meeting 00:00:04
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