Current legislation has a ban until 29 April next year, but, according to a draft presented by the Commission to the Council earlier this month, it will be prolonged until April 2013. By then they hope to have developed scanning machines allowing liquids on board, be it beer, shaving foam or water.
But I would not be holding my breath. Bubble wrap will probably be a life long companion.
This is obviously an issue the Commission doesn’t wants any fuss about. I love the Europolitics wording:
It is with the utmost discretion that the European Commission presented to the Council of Ministers, on 2 December, a draft regulation….