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11 December, 2002
Greece on Tuesday welcomed a European Union agreement last week to implement an open skies policy.
Transport and Communications Minister Christos Verelis told reporters that the pact would help to reduce flight delays and improve safety.
The agreement is to take effect by December 31, 2004.
Greek proposals were accepted on ensuring sovereign airspace rights for member-states at their own responsibility; maintaining the current status of operational and military activity in the Aegean; and the right of veto, the minister said.
Source: Athens News Agency