EU and Moldova start talks on Common Aviation Area agreement

The first round of EU-Moldovan negotiations on a Common Aviation Area agreement, on 27-28 July 2011 in Chisinau, brought together representatives of the Moldovan Government, the EU and its Member States. A press release from the EU Delegation to Moldova said the future agreement was expected “to lead to increased frequency of flights, greater safety for the traveling public and higher environmental protection standards.”

The agreement will see Moldova gradually adhering to EU aviation rules and regulations, opening up its market and integrating into the European aviation structures, the press release said, adding: “The agreement will also aim at enhancing technical co-operation and provide a business-friendly environment for the commercial operators.”
The Common Aviation Area agreement will further promote aviation links, which will bring concrete benefits to the consumers, to the aviation industry and the overall economic development,” according to the  press release.
The negotiating mandate was granted by the EU Member States to the European Commission on June 16th, 2011. The second of the three foreseen rounds of negotiations will tentatively take place in Brussels on 28-29 September 2011.  (ENPI Info Centre)
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ENPI Info Centre webpage - Moldova
ENPI Info Centre report - Commission launches new Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan (07.07.2011)
The EU and its neighbouring regions: A renewed approach to transport cooperation
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