Transport Council meeting in Brussels — Open Skies and air accident investigations
Speaking this afternoon following the meeting of EU transport ministers in Brussels, Vice-President Siim Kallas noted significant progress on two fronts. Firstly, there was strong political support for Commission proposals to strengthen air accident investigations, with a Council decision to agree a "general approach". Secondly, the ministers signalled their willingness for the Commission to move forward with a new round of negotiations on the Open Skies agreement with the United States, starting March 25 in Brussels.
- Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, speaking after today's Transport Council in Brussels [19 KB]