Agreement between the European Union and the Philippines on certain aspects of air services

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Publication Date 18/12/2018
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Following the judgements of the Court of Justice in the so-called "Open Skies" cases, in 2003 the Council of the European Union authorised the European Commission to open negotiations with third countries on the replacement of certain provisions in existing bilateral air services agreements with an agreement at Union level.

The objectives of such agreements are to give all EU air carriers non-discriminatory access to routes between the European Union and third countries, and hence to bring bilateral air services agreements between Member States and third countries in line with Union law.

The provisions of the Agreement supersede or complement the existing provisions in ten bilateral air services agreements between Member States and the Philippines. The Agreement serves a fundamental objective of the external aviation policy of the Union by bringing existing bilateral air services agreements in line with Union law.

On 27 May 2016 the Commission presented proposals for Council Decisions on the signing and conclusion of an Agreement between the European Union and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines on certain aspects of air services. The signing of the Agreement was authorised on 20 September 2016 by Council Decision (EU) 2018/2003 and the signature took place on 29 November 2018. The conclusion of the Agreement was authorised on 14 May 2019 by Council Decision (EU) 2019/825.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.322.01.0003.01.ENG
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EUR-Lex: Official Journal, L322, 18/12/2018: Decision (EU) 2018/2003 on the signing and provisional application of the Agreement between the European Union and the Philippines on certain aspects of air services https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.322.01.0001.01.ENG
EUR-Lex: Official Journal, L137, 23/05/2019: Decision (EU) 2019/825 on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the Philippines on certain aspects of air services https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2019.137.01.0001.01.ENG

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