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. EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc stressed the importance of reaching an ambitious global solution in order to achieve carbon neutral growth for aviation as of 2020, and invited the U.S. to join these efforts. She also promoted the new Aviation Strategy, a milestone initiative adopted by the European Commission in 2015, to boost the global competitiveness of European aviation. Beside discussions on ICAO and the Aviation Strategy, the Commissioner also took stock of the implementation of the 2010 EU-US Open Skies Agreement. Commissioner Bulc seized this opportunity to reiterate the Commission’s concerns regarding Norwegian Air International (NAI) pending request for a foreign air carrier permit to the U.S. authorities.

Source: European Commission

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