Summary of Treaty
|Official Title||Common Aviation Area Agreement between the European Union and its Member States and Georgia|
|Type of Agreement||Bilateral|
|Place of Signature||Brussels|
|Date of Signature||02/12/2010|
|Date of Entry Into Force||Pending|
|Objective of Agreement||
The Agreement aims at:
- gradual market opening in terms of access to routes and capacity on a reciprocal basis;
- non-discrimination and level playing field for economic operators based on the principles of the EU Treaties;
- alignment of the Georgian aviation legislation with EU legislation on issues such as safety, security and air traffic management.
The Agreement provides for the possibility for Georgia to join the main multilateral aviation agreement with European countries, the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) signed in 2006.
|Remarks||The provisions of the Agreement supersede the existing bilateral air services agreements between Member States and Georgia.
The negotiating mandate set the objective of establishing a Common Aviation Area (CAA) between the EU and Georgia. This would extend the rules and provisions of the single market for air transport in the EU to a large extent to Georgia in which European and Georgian airlines would be able to provide air services without any restriction.
Based on the negotiating directives of the mandate, a draft Agreement with Georgia was initialled by the two sides on 5 March 2010.
|Relation and Association with Other Agreements||
-Multilateral Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Iceland, the Republic of Montenegro, the Kingdom of Norway, Romania, the Republic of Serbia and the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo on the establishment of a European Common Aviation Area
|OJ Reference||L321, 20/11/2012, p. 3|
|Contracting Parties||European Union, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom|
Joint Committee (Article 22)
|Conclusion Decision||Decision of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council of 15 October 2010 on the signature and provisional application of the Common Aviation Area Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Georgia, of the other part; 20/11/2012, p.1|
Treaty FEU: Article 100
|Last Update : 20/11/2012|