by Associated Press | May 16, 2017
European Union and U.S. transport and security officials will meet in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss U.S. plans to broaden an in-flight ban on laptops and tablets to include planes from Europe.
 
European Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said Monday that the high-level talks are "to jointly assess any new threats and work toward a common approach to address them." Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke is expected to lead the U.S. delegation.

European governments held preliminary talks on the issue with their U.S. counterparts this past Friday.

The ban would affect transatlantic routes that carry as many as 65 million people a year on over 400 daily flights, including business travelers who use laptops to work in-flight.