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Open Skies

Asked whether the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) had a comment on open skies, the PMS said she believed that Douglas Alexander would be making a broader statement later on today. However, the Prime Minister had been concerned that we got the best possible deal at this first stage, and we believed that was what we had got. It was a good deal for UK interest as a whole, passengers would benefit from increased competition, lower fares and more convenient services.

Asked whether the PMOS had anything to say on comments that Douglas Alexander had made the best of a bad deal, and the rest of the EU had caved into the US, the PMS said she rejected that position. What we had today was a very clear timetable, which set out the direction for getting to the full open aviation area, which was the overall EU aim.

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