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.