BRUSSELS May 15 A meeting between European
Union and U.S. officials to discuss airline security and a
possible extension of a ban on passengers carrying electronic
devices bigger than cellphones in aircraft cabins will take
place Wednesday, a European Commission spokesman said on Monday.
U.S. Homeland Security Department Secretary John Kelly held
a phone call with EU ministers on Friday during which the
high-level meeting was planned, but no date was given.
"The Commission will host high-level talks at a political
and technical level with the U.S. authorities this Wednesday
afternoon May 17 in order to jointly assess any new threats and
work towards a common approach to address them," European
Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a daily EU news
(Reporting by Julia Fioretti and Philip Blenkinsop)