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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 18:00

EU and Qatar reach aviation agreement

EU and Qatar reach aviation agreement

The European Commission and the State of Qatar have initialled an aviation agreement, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press statement of the European Commission.

Going far beyond traffic rights, the EU-Qatar agreement will provide a single set of rules, high standards and a platform for future cooperation on a wide range of aviation issues, such as safety, security or air traffic management. The agreement also commits both parties to improve social and labour policies – an achievement which existing agreements between Qatar and individual EU Member States have not provided so far.

According to an independent economic study undertaken on behalf of the Commission, the agreement, with its robust fair competition provisions, could generate economic benefits of nearly €3 billion over the period 2019-2025 and create around 2000 new jobs by 2025.

The European Commission negotiated the agreement on behalf of the European Member States as part of its Aviation Strategy for Europe – a milestone initiative to give a new boost to European aviation and provide business opportunities. The negotiations were successfully concluded on 5 February 2019.

More details: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-1490_en.htm

Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva 

 

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