May 29, 1997 |
The U.S. and the European Union said they have cleared the way for a deal under which approval of safety standards by one country would be accepted by others in five product categories. "We feel that we have a breakthrough, and we hope that it will lead to an agreement in the next few days," President Clinton said after talks at The Hague with Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok and European Commission President Jacques Santer.
March 11, 1995 |
6 EU Nations Side With U.S. in 'Open Skies' Deal: Braving the threat of lawsuits, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Finland, Sweden and Denmark sided with the United States and snubbed their own executive commission to continue talks on "open skies" agreements. European Union Transport Commissioner Neil Kinnock said U.S. airlines will gain greater access in the 15-nation EU than what is offered in return, arguing that bilateral deals would give "aggressive and predatory" U.S.
April 1, 2001 |
European environment ministers said Saturday that the Kyoto global warming treaty is still "alive" and that they will go forward with ratification plans--with or without the United States. The ministers, who gathered in this city 90 miles above the Arctic Circle, condemned President Bush's rejection of mandatory reductions of carbon dioxide emissions called for under the 1997 climate treaty. Bush said Thursday that the compulsory reductions were too harmful to the U.S. economy.
December 19, 2000 |
President Clinton warned European Union leaders they were risking a trade dispute with the U.S. over plans to subsidize Airbus Industrie's new super-jumbo passenger aircraft, U.S. officials said Monday. Clinton told the EU officials at a summit in Washington that loans to develop the new A3XX jet must not be made by EU governments on preferential terms. The aircraft will be the largest in the world if it enters service as planned in 2006, a year later than Airbus' original projection of 2005.
December 23, 2000 |
As Sweden prepares for the Jan. 1 start of its European Union presidency, officials are talking up the importance of the Three E's--enlargement, environment and employment. But it's really the Dubya that is drawing the most attention. President-elect George W. Bush is expected to make the first-ever U.S. presidential visit to Sweden sometime late in this Nordic nation's six-month stewardship of the alliance, Swedish and U.S. officials have confirmed. "It is traditional for a new U.S.