Brazil ANAC director says considering ending EU open skies negotiations

    Brazil ANAC director and specialist for regulation Juliano Noman commented on the ongoing open skies negotiations with the EU, stating: “Unfortunately, we are considering ending the negotiations because they are not going anywhere” (Reuters, 21-Dec-2017). He added: “The EU does not want to give us fifth freedom. We do not think that is reasonable”. European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc reportedly submitted a letter to Brazilian Transport Minister Mauricio Quintella stating: “It is unfortunate that our positions have recently widened on the only main outstanding issue”, while urging for negotiations to continue.