Thursday, December 11, 2008
A full program and select presentations from the EU/U.S. Forum on Liberalisation and Labour is now available through the European Commission's Air Transport Portal here. In the Commission's words, the forum "forms part of an initiative to facilitate discussion between stakeholders and decision-makers on labour issues linked to the first stage [U.S./EC Air Transport Agreement] and the ongoing negotiations on a comprehensive second stage aviation agreement. The event was intended to provide the participants with a common understanding of the labour laws and employee concerns that have a bearing on the agreement and its future evolution."