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EU to consider harmonised air safety measures
29 May 2005

The European Union said that it would propose an emergency coordination procedure for airline safety so that European governments would not take unilateral action against airlines. The proposal came after the Netherlands imposed a ban on the Onur Air because of safety concerns, prompting similar bans at Swiss, French and German airports. The European Commission also wants EU members to give it the power to impose flight suspensions and bans throughout the Union. The member states have rejected such a move in the past. (International Herald Tribune)