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Dr Julian Vassallo, EU Chargé d'affaires a.i. remarks at the Press Conference: Civil Aviation Authority - Cebu Pacific

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General Hotchkiss, CEO Gokongwei, Captain Andrews, Excellencies, distinguished guests, members of the media, good evening to you all. I believe this is turning into a red letter day for Philippine Civil Aviation and I am truly happy to be here to witness it. Early last year an audit by the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) found that the CAAP had undertaken sufficient corrective actions to meet international air safety norms and removed all the remaining Significant Safety Concerns relating to the Philippines.

In photo: from left: Deputy Director General Capt. John Andrews of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)  CAAP Director General William Hotchkiss III,  Dr. Julian Vassallo, Chargè d'Affaires of the EU Delegation to the Philippines, Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya of the Department of Transportation and Communication, Cebu Pacific President and CEO Lance Gokongwei and Philippine Airlines (PAL) President Ramon Ang

EU announces lifting of air ban on Cebu Pacific Air

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The European Commission has updated for the 23rd time the European list of airlines subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union, better known as "the EU air safety list". On the basis of safety information from various sources and hearings before the EU Air Safety Committee, the Commission decided to remove Cebu Pacific Air from the EU Safety List allowing it to operate to the European Union.             
Siim Kallas, Commission Vice-President responsible for transport, said: "When countries do what it takes to ensure the safety of their aviation industry, they get recognition for their efforts."

Following last year's removal of Philippine Airlines from the Safety List the Commission is now doing the same for Cebu Pacific Air. This is further proof of the gradual improvement in air safety in the Philippines.

The Why and the How of European Union efforts in Mediation.

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The Why and the How of European Union efforts in Mediation.
                                  Speech by
            Dr. Julian VASSALLO, Chargé d'affaires a.i.
          Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines
  AIPR Symposium on Peace and Reconciliation Processes and Initiatives
                                    Manila April 7, 2014

In photo, Julian Vassallo, Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the EU Delegation to the Philippines (centre) participated in a panel discussion with former ASEAN Secretary General Hon. Rodolfo Severino (right) at the AIPR Symposium on Peace and Reconciliation Processes and initiatives on April 7. On left is Philippine Permanent Representative to ASEAN Elizabeth Buensuceso

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