I In the past EU member states' safety investigation authorities have cooperated with each other on an informal basis. A recently approved draft regulation will formalize this cooperation by creating a European network of civil aviation safety investigation authorities. The network will facilitate the exchange of information and sharing of resources.
The new rules clarify the roles of various actors. For example, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Commission will be involved in cooperation and information-sharing with the member states.
The regulation are expected to be adopted jointly by the Council and the European Parliament in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedures.
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