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Topic - Siim Kallas
Europe is willing to discuss its new carbon emissions tax for airlines with disgruntled governments - including the United States - but has no plans to scrap the levy, top EU officials said Monday.
Britain's prime minister offered troops to help clear airport delays on Tuesday, and Europe's top transportation official said the failure to keep flights operating in winter weather was unacceptable as exhausted and outraged passengers struggled for the fourth day to get on their way.
The U.N. agency that oversees aviation is pushing new guidelines for cargo security to counter al Qaeda's new mail-bomb strategy but is stopping short of calling for 100 percent screening of packages, as pilots and some U.S. lawmakers have urged.
"We're ready to negotiate within our framework," Siim Kallas, European Commission vice president and transport commissioner, said at an aviation conference in Singapore. "We aren't trying to dominate the world."