Viewing cable 08VILNIUS194
Title: LITHUANIA WITH EU ON AVIATION, CONCERNS ABOUT ETS

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08VILNIUS1942008-04-03 11:15:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vilnius
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RR RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHIK RUEHLZ RUEHROV
DE RUEHVL #0194 0941115
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 031115Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY VILNIUS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2126
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE
UNCLAS VILNIUS 000194 
 
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SIPDIS 
 
EEB/TRA/OTP:MWALKLET-TIGHE; 
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EUR/ERA:PWALKER 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: EAIR ECON ETRD SENV LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA WITH EU ON AVIATION, CONCERNS ABOUT ETS 
 
REF: SECSTATE 24750 
 
We delivered reftel points to the Ministry of 
Transportation's Dmitrij Zadojenko, Head of the EU Affairs 
Division, and Agne Katkute, Deputy Director of Civil 
Aviation, on April 1.  Katkute said that the GOL had not 
heard from the European Commission yet regarding the U.S.-EU 
talks in May.  She added that the GOL, though supportive of 
ETS in general, is concerned that it is unfavorable to new 
member states because it is biased against growth in air 
travel.  Zadajenko said that it would be ideal if ICAO would 
address environmental concerns more rigorously but, since 
ICAO has not done so, the EU should.  He noted that the EU is 
still developing and is likely to modify ETS as it applies to 
aviation.  He said that he would keep USG concerns in mind in 
his discussions within the GOL and EU. 
 
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