RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
NPR's business news starts with efforts to reopen the skies in Europe.
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MONTAGNE: As Teri Schultz reports from Brussels, some European airlines are accusing safety officials of overreacting to the volcanic ash.
TERI SCHULTZ: Robert O'Meara of Airports Council International, Europe agrees with air safety authorities: The situation is unprecedented - but not the eruption, their reactions.
ROBERT O: There have been volcanic eruptions in other parts of the world. It hasn't resulted in 80 percent of the continent being shut down airspace-wise.
SCHULTZ: European Union Transport ministers hold an emergency meeting later today - via video conference, since they're mostly grounded - to determine how to proceed. But Transport commissioner Siim Kallas rejects criticism they've been too careful.
SIIM KALLAS: Safety is a main priority for our aviation policies. How this situation must be assessed and could be accessed, this is a question of our experts and not political interference.
SCHULTZ: For NPR News, I'm Teri Schultz, in Brussels.
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