EC to sue 8 members over aviation deals

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WASHINGTON -- The European Commission said it will take eight of its member nations to the European Court of Justice for signing their own aviation agreements with the U.S.

The commission said the nations -- Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Sweden and the U.K. -- ignored repeated EC warnings over several years.

With the exception of the U.K., the countries have signed open-skies pacts with the U.S.

The EC wants member states to give it broad authority to negotiate a multilateral aviation agreement with the U.S.

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