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News (1/03/2016)

International aviation: Statement by Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc following her meetings in Washington D.C.

EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc was in Washington D.C. to discuss the ongoing negotiations within the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in view of the adoption of a global market-based measure to curb aviation emissions. She also promoted the new Aviation Strategy and took stock of the implementation of the 2010 EU-US Open Skies Agreement .

Commissioner Bulc said, "Transatlantic cooperation has so far been very positive for our respective aviation industries (...), but on both sides of the Atlantic, the sector is facing new challenges (…) and we need to make sure that [it] can stay ahead of the curve. My message today was therefore very clear: we will need more transatlantic cooperation. We need a united EU-US front to decarbonise aviation and allow our respective companies to grow sustainably and tap into new emerging markets. Such united front shall however not be put at risk by the failure of the US authorities to take a decision on Norwegian Air International."

Her full statement: