The European Commission on Friday issued an eleventh-hour statement advising EU member states "to defer for a limited period" the relaxation of restrictions on the carriage of liquids in hand-luggage. The interim rule, which would allow passengers connecting through EU airports from a third country to carry liquids, aerosols and gels purchased either at an airport duty-free shop or aboard a non-EU airline, was scheduled to enter force on Friday (ATW Daily News, April 29). But a ...

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