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2011/0102(NLE) EU/USA/Iceland/Norway Air Transport Agreement, and EU/Iceland/Norway Ancillary Agreement on the application of the Air Transport Agreement

Progress: Awaiting committee decision

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Former Responsible Committee TRAN GRASWANDER-HAINZ Karoline (icon: S&D S&D)
Former Responsible Committee TRAN
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 100-p2, TFEU 218-p6

Events

2016/09/06
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2015/11/26
   EP - Former Responsible Committee
2014/10/20
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2011/11/30
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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Documents
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   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to extend the scope of the Air Transport Agreement between the EU-US to Iceland and Norway, whilst retaining the bilateral nature of this Agreement.

PROPOSED ACT: Decision of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European Union, meeting within the Council.

BACKGROUND: the Air Transport Agreement between the EU and the United States signed on 25 and 30 April 2007, as amended by the Protocol to amend the Air Transport Agreement signed by the parties on 24 June 2010, explicitly provides for the accession of third countries to the Air Transport Agreement.

In accordance with the Air Transport Agreement, as amended by the Protocol, the Joint Committee established thereunder has developed a proposal for the accession of Iceland and Norway to the Air Transport Agreement, as amended by the Protocol.

On 16 November 2010 the Joint Committee proposed an Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America, of the first part, the European Union and its Member States, of the second part, Iceland, of the third part, and Norway, of the fourth part ("the Accession Agreement"). The Commission has negotiated an Ancillary Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, Iceland and Norway on the application of the Air Transport Agreement ("the Ancillary Agreement").

The two Agreements were signed on 16 June 2011 and at Oslo on 21 June 2011 respectively, subject to their conclusion at a later date.

It is now necessary to approve the Accession Agreement and the Ancillary Agreement.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 100(2) in conjunction with Article 218(6) on the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

CONTENT: by this Decision, the “Accession Agreement” is hereby approved on behalf of the Union, as well as the “Ancillary Agreement”.

For further details of the Agreements, please refer to the initial legislative proposal dated 2 May 2011.

BUDGETARY IMPACT: the proposal has no impact on the EU’s budget.

Documents
2011/06/14
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2011/05/02
   EC - Initial legislative proposal published

Documents

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      • PURPOSE: to extend the EU-US Air Transport Agreement to Iceland and Norway whilst maintaining the bilateral character of the Agreement.

        PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

        BACKGROUND: the EU-US Air Transport Agreement has removed all commercial barriers for flights between any point in the EU and any point in the US. In addition, the US has granted so-called 7th freedom rights to EU air carriers to operate between the US and non-EU countries of the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA), such as Norway and Iceland. However, the ECAA has no external dimension. Therefore, EU air carriers do currently not have the right to operate flights between Norway and Iceland and third countries. In the same way, Norwegian and Icelandic air carriers do currently not have the right to operate between the EU and the US.

        The EU-US Air Transport Agreement has created uniform conditions for market access for all Union air carriers, and has established new arrangements for regulatory cooperation between the EU and the US in fields essential for the safe, secure, and efficient operation of transatlantic air services. Norway and Iceland have adopted the complete acquis communautaire in aviation policy. Therefore, the inclusion of both countries in the scope of the EU-US Air Transport Agreement will ensure that all European air carriers applying the acquis communautaire will operate transatlantic air services in a harmonised framework.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the Commission that the extension of the Agreement to Iceland and Norway will give EU air carriers the opportunity to take up the rights granted by the US since 30 March 2008 to operate passenger flights between the US and Iceland or Norway.

        LEGAL BASIS: Article 100(2), in conjunction with Article 218(6) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

        CONTENT: the Air Transport Agreement signed by the European Community and its Member States and the United States of America on April 25 and 30, 2007 explicitly provides for the accession of third countries to the Air Transport Agreement. Norway and Iceland formally requested the accession to the EU-US Air Transport Agreement in 2007.

        In accordance with the Agreement, the Joint Committee developed in its meeting on 16 November 2010 a proposal for the accession of Iceland and Norway to the EU-US Air Transport Agreement. The proposal consists of two parts:

        • a four-party "Cover Letter Agreement" which extends the scope of the EU-US Air Transport Agreement mutatis mutandis to Norway and Iceland;
        • an Ancillary Agreement ensures that the bilateral nature of the EU-US Air Transport Agreement is maintained. Norway and Iceland will be represented in the Joint Committee by the Commission for all areas that are not in the exclusive competence of Member States. Rules are established for the exchange of information, the participation in second-stage negotiations, and the representation in arbitration procedures.

        Since Norway and Iceland are an integral part of the European Common Aviation Area, these Agreements will ensure a consistent regulatory framework for flights between the US and the single aviation market in the EU - including Iceland and Norway.

        The proposal will create commercial benefits for airlines and consumers in the EU and it will particularly ensure the consistency of the EU-US Air Transport Agreement with the common Scandinavian air transport policy. At the same time, the proposal ensures that the bilateral character of the EU-US Air Transport

        Agreement is maintained. Iceland and Norway will be committed to the negotiations of a second-stage air transport agreement with the US.

        The accession of Iceland and Norway to the EU-US Air Transport Agreement could be a precedent for the accession of Iceland and Norway to other aviation agreements of the Union (e.g. Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement with Morocco).

        BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implication for the Union budget.

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      • PURPOSE: to extend the scope of the Air Transport Agreement between the EU-US to Iceland and Norway, whilst retaining the bilateral nature of this Agreement.

        PROPOSED ACT: Decision of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European Union, meeting within the Council.

        BACKGROUND: the Air Transport Agreement between the EU and the United States signed on 25 and 30 April 2007, as amended by the Protocol to amend the Air Transport Agreement signed by the parties on 24 June 2010, explicitly provides for the accession of third countries to the Air Transport Agreement.

        In accordance with the Air Transport Agreement, as amended by the Protocol, the Joint Committee established thereunder has developed a proposal for the accession of Iceland and Norway to the Air Transport Agreement, as amended by the Protocol.

        On 16 November 2010 the Joint Committee proposed an Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America, of the first part, the European Union and its Member States, of the second part, Iceland, of the third part, and Norway, of the fourth part ("the Accession Agreement"). The Commission has negotiated an Ancillary Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, Iceland and Norway on the application of the Air Transport Agreement ("the Ancillary Agreement").

        The two Agreements were signed on 16 June 2011 and at Oslo on 21 June 2011 respectively, subject to their conclusion at a later date.

        It is now necessary to approve the Accession Agreement and the Ancillary Agreement.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

        LEGAL BASIS: Article 100(2) in conjunction with Article 218(6) on the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

        CONTENT: by this Decision, the “Accession Agreement” is hereby approved on behalf of the Union, as well as the “Ancillary Agreement”.

        For further details of the Agreements, please refer to the initial legislative proposal dated 2 May 2011.

        BUDGETARY IMPACT: the proposal has no impact on the EU’s budget.

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            • PURPOSE: to extend the EU-US Air Transport Agreement to Iceland and Norway whilst maintaining the bilateral character of the Agreement.

              PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

              BACKGROUND: the EU-US Air Transport Agreement has removed all commercial barriers for flights between any point in the EU and any point in the US. In addition, the US has granted so-called 7th freedom rights to EU air carriers to operate between the US and non-EU countries of the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA), such as Norway and Iceland. However, the ECAA has no external dimension. Therefore, EU air carriers do currently not have the right to operate flights between Norway and Iceland and third countries. In the same way, Norwegian and Icelandic air carriers do currently not have the right to operate between the EU and the US.

              The EU-US Air Transport Agreement has created uniform conditions for market access for all Union air carriers, and has established new arrangements for regulatory cooperation between the EU and the US in fields essential for the safe, secure, and efficient operation of transatlantic air services. Norway and Iceland have adopted the complete acquis communautaire in aviation policy. Therefore, the inclusion of both countries in the scope of the EU-US Air Transport Agreement will ensure that all European air carriers applying the acquis communautaire will operate transatlantic air services in a harmonised framework.

              IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the Commission that the extension of the Agreement to Iceland and Norway will give EU air carriers the opportunity to take up the rights granted by the US since 30 March 2008 to operate passenger flights between the US and Iceland or Norway.

              LEGAL BASIS: Article 100(2), in conjunction with Article 218(6) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

              CONTENT: the Air Transport Agreement signed by the European Community and its Member States and the United States of America on April 25 and 30, 2007 explicitly provides for the accession of third countries to the Air Transport Agreement. Norway and Iceland formally requested the accession to the EU-US Air Transport Agreement in 2007.

              In accordance with the Agreement, the Joint Committee developed in its meeting on 16 November 2010 a proposal for the accession of Iceland and Norway to the EU-US Air Transport Agreement. The proposal consists of two parts:

              • a four-party "Cover Letter Agreement" which extends the scope of the EU-US Air Transport Agreement mutatis mutandis to Norway and Iceland;
              • an Ancillary Agreement ensures that the bilateral nature of the EU-US Air Transport Agreement is maintained. Norway and Iceland will be represented in the Joint Committee by the Commission for all areas that are not in the exclusive competence of Member States. Rules are established for the exchange of information, the participation in second-stage negotiations, and the representation in arbitration procedures.

              Since Norway and Iceland are an integral part of the European Common Aviation Area, these Agreements will ensure a consistent regulatory framework for flights between the US and the single aviation market in the EU - including Iceland and Norway.

              The proposal will create commercial benefits for airlines and consumers in the EU and it will particularly ensure the consistency of the EU-US Air Transport Agreement with the common Scandinavian air transport policy. At the same time, the proposal ensures that the bilateral character of the EU-US Air Transport

              Agreement is maintained. Iceland and Norway will be committed to the negotiations of a second-stage air transport agreement with the US.

              The accession of Iceland and Norway to the EU-US Air Transport Agreement could be a precedent for the accession of Iceland and Norway to other aviation agreements of the Union (e.g. Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement with Morocco).

              BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implication for the Union budget.

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            • PURPOSE: to extend the scope of the Air Transport Agreement between the EU-US to Iceland and Norway, whilst retaining the bilateral nature of this Agreement.

              PROPOSED ACT: Decision of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European Union, meeting within the Council.

              BACKGROUND: the Air Transport Agreement between the EU and the United States signed on 25 and 30 April 2007, as amended by the Protocol to amend the Air Transport Agreement signed by the parties on 24 June 2010, explicitly provides for the accession of third countries to the Air Transport Agreement.

              In accordance with the Air Transport Agreement, as amended by the Protocol, the Joint Committee established thereunder has developed a proposal for the accession of Iceland and Norway to the Air Transport Agreement, as amended by the Protocol.

              On 16 November 2010 the Joint Committee proposed an Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America, of the first part, the European Union and its Member States, of the second part, Iceland, of the third part, and Norway, of the fourth part ("the Accession Agreement"). The Commission has negotiated an Ancillary Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, Iceland and Norway on the application of the Air Transport Agreement ("the Ancillary Agreement").

              The two Agreements were signed on 16 June 2011 and at Oslo on 21 June 2011 respectively, subject to their conclusion at a later date.

              It is now necessary to approve the Accession Agreement and the Ancillary Agreement.

              IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

              LEGAL BASIS: Article 100(2) in conjunction with Article 218(6) on the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

              CONTENT: by this Decision, the “Accession Agreement” is hereby approved on behalf of the Union, as well as the “Ancillary Agreement”.

              For further details of the Agreements, please refer to the initial legislative proposal dated 2 May 2011.

              BUDGETARY IMPACT: the proposal has no impact on the EU’s budget.

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