OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Air Transport Agreement between the EC and the US (9 November 2017)

A summary of the debate on Air Transport Agreement between the EC and the USA is available.

EP TRAN Committee – 9 November 2017
Air Transport Agreement between the EC and the US (9 November 2017)
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Jens Nilsson (S&D, SE):

  • he urged the committee to support Theresa Griffin (S&D, UK)’s draft recommendation;
  • he stressed that there had been an agreement on air transport since 2007 and there were formal arrangements under the Lisbon Treaty.

Wim van de Camp (EPP, NL)

  • he agreed with the Jens Nilssons request to support Mrs Griffin’s draft recommendation;
  • he stressed that air traffic between the US and the EC used to account for 61% of global traffic in 2000, whereas in 2015 it only accounted for 38%. In his view, that was a consequence of some restrictions introduced by the US, but the Congress had pushed forward a public consultation on the matter;
  • his question to the Commission concerned the laptop ban.

The Commission did not have any further comments.

TRAN Chair, Karima Delli (Greens/EFA) ended the meeting announcing that the deadline for tabling amendments was 21 November at 2pm.

Source: One Policy Place

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