26 October 2008

Deadline for Canada-EU air services negotiations

On 17 October 2008 during the visit of the French and European Commission Presidents to Quebec City the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper announced that he "... welcomed the decisive progress toward the negotiation of a comprehensive air transport agreement between Canada and the EU. He, along with EU leaders, directed negotiators to conclude the agreement by November 30, 2008. This agreement will improve connections between markets and create new opportunities for the air sector."

Back on 29 May 2008 the Canadian Minister of Transport noted that there had by then been three rounds of negotiations. The first round was held in Brussels on 27-28 November 2007 (Canadian statement)(see previous post).

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