Energy & transport international relations
Open Sky Agreement
The EU’s ultimate goal is to create a free trade area in air transport between the US and the EU, an “Open Aviation Area”. In the 2006 Vienna Summit, the EU and the US agreed to “redouble the efforts to conclude a first stage Air Transport Agreement”.
Transport Security and Safety
After the terrorist attacks in the US, Spain and London, transport security has been pushed up to the political agenda on the transatlantic relations. Dialogue at expert level has been established through a High Level EU-US group on border and transport security and an EU-US Transportation Security Co-operation Group.
An EU-US agreement Cooperation in the Regulation of Civil Aviation Safety should be signed at the end of 2006, which will ensure safer transatlantic air travel
The EU and the US have also committed to cooperate closely on the legal framework governing the transfer of air passenger’s data following the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling of 30th May 2006. The Commission adopts two initiatives on 19th June 2006 to comply with the ECJ Ruling on the transfer of Passenger Name Records to the United States of America.
Galileo is an initiative launched by the European Union and the European Space Agency to develop the first European satellite radio navigations system.
Galileo is a worldwide system that offers international cooperation opportunities. At the Ireland Summit, on the 26th of June 2004, the EU and the US signed an agreement on the promotion, provision and use of Galileo and GPS satellite base navigation system and its related applications.
Press Release, 28 June 2004:“GALILEO and GPS will navigate side by side: EU and US sign final agreement”
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