File photo of travelers at Beirut airport.(The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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As the EU and Transportation Minister Ghazi Zeaiter spar in a growing row over Lebanon's Civil Aviation Authority, Middle East Airlines Chairman Mohammad Hout sought to assure travelers that there was no issue with the safety of his airline's flights.The row, which began when EU Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst warned Tuesday that Lebanese airlines could be barred from the European Union, continued Thursday with the EU rebuking Zeaiter Thursday for questioning Eichhorst's motives.Thursday morning, the EU Delegation to Lebanon released a statement responding to Zeaiter.The EU has repeatedly called on Lebanon to implement Law 481 passed in 2002, which calls for establishing an independent Civil Aviation Authority.
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