European coordination on economic matters
18 June - The European Coordination Group on Economic matters met to discuss among other issues the arrangements for the next formal meeting of the ICAO Air Transport Regulation Panel (ATRP), which is due to take place in spring 2022. The group also reviewed its preparations for the informal ATRP meeting on 29 June 2021, which addressed outstanding issues of concern relating to the draft ICAO Convention on Foreign Investment.
The meeting considered the next preparatory steps for the ICAO High-Level Conference on COVID (HLCC2021), including the draft European statement previously developed by the group to present to the plenary session. The statement highlights the European priorities for the recovery and future resilience of the air transport sector, including operational flexibility, efforts in line with the ICAO long-term vision for international air transport liberalisation of market access, while considering environmental, social and labour issues as well as consumer protection.