Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Parliamentarians Criticize Amsterdam Airport Security

Opposition parliamentarians have asked for an urgent debate on the safety shortcomings at the Amsterdam Airport. Fred Teeven (Liberal), a former public prosecutor, said that he cannot imagine that there is any other airport in Europe where security is worse than in Amsterdam. He added that also screening of airport personnel by the national intelligence AIVD is also very inefficient. Journalist Alberto Stegeman, who organized the smuggling of a fake bomb onto a plane headed for Cairo said on television that, after he made this public, security has improved, but screening of personnel is still weak. Personnel are still allowed to bags with them without having the contents checked.


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