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EU unveils plane 'blacklist' deal

The European Union has reached a deal which will allow the creation of EU-wide ‘blacklists’ of unsafe airlines. The issue has been under scrutiny since a Flash Airlines plane banned in Switzerland crashed into the Red Sea on 3 January, killing 148 people. The EU deal was unveiled at a news conference in Brussels on Wednesday, where it was billed as a major step forward in safety. The EU will be able to name and ban airlines causing concern. An initial report is expected to be compiled by the end of this year, using information from member states. The deal between the European Commission, the Council of Ministers and members of the European parliament was finalised in Brussels on Tuesday. It needs the final approval of MEPs in February or March, but that is not expected to present any obstacle. Full Story

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