EU rejects airport blacklist idea despite bomb scares

EU interior ministers on Monday failed to endorse a German plan to blacklist certain airports in terrorism-prone countries, in the aftermath of mail bomb plots from Yemen and Greece, but instead agreed to set up an “ad hoc group” to look at ways to strenghten air cargo security across the bloc. The group composed of transport and interior experts will table proposals by 2 December “to help authorities in airports carry out inspections more effectively.

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