Terrorism: European Union consider tightening security of air traffic.
This week, Ministers of Interior and Justice of the European Union (EU) will confront proposals to tighten security of air traffic after a new wave of terrorism alert.
The parcel bombs sent to several embassies in Greece and to some european community leaders put on high alert the governments and authorities of the European Union Air Transport, which together have claimed about the need of more rigid inspections and extreme vigilance at the international airports in Europe.
The head of the EU convened a special meeting last Friday at the expert level to discuss the possibility of changes in aviation security standards in the regional space, which is central to the agenda of the Ministerial Council on Monday and Tuesday to be held in Brussels.
Lately, Germany, France and the UK introduced strict controls on their busiest international airports, and even suspended some flights from certain countries considered as potential threats.
The restrictions include Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan, the latter two also British surveillance after the interception of an explosive substance in a cargo plane that landed in the UK.
The EU transport commissioner, Siim Kallas, called to be calm so as not to propagate panic, but stressed the need to adopt preventive measures and coordinate actions against common dangers.