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Politico: Laptop Ban will NOT expand to EU Flights.
Good news, the laptop.ban won’t be expanded, it will be interesting to see over the next few weeks when discussions leak out to see how much airlines pressured against this.
The U.S. today opted not to introduce a ban on bringing laptops into the cabins of flights to the U.S. from Europe, sources told POLITICO.
“No ban,” a Commission official said. “Both sides have agreed to intensify technical talks and try to find a common solution.”
The decision was made during a [URL=’http://politico.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=e26c1a1c392386a968d02fdbc&id=fabd8d0f5f&e=202369c6f1′]conference call[/URL] Tuesday afternoon between U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and European Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc.
The U.S Department of Homeland Security would not reveal the content of the conversation between U.S. and EU officials.
The U.S. side took into account European concerns about the safety implications of storing devices with lithium batteries in aircraft cargo holds, a source with knowledge of the conversation said.
The decision not to impose the ban could change based on future intelligence, another source said.