Brussels Attacks Renew Criticism of Security at Europe’s Airports

LONDON — The suicide attacks at Brussels Airport have led to intensified scrutiny of hiring, security and the lack of standardized procedures at airports across Europe, amid questions about whether the bombings last week could have been prevented.

The head of the largest police union in Belgium warned on Thursday of a serious security problem at Brussels Airport, citing systematic security flaws, bureaucratic incompetence and the employment of baggage handlers with criminal records.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Who would want to vacation in Western Europe anyway?

    • Oracle9

      To experience Western Europe is to gain a true appreciation of our own history and culture if one chooses to learn, a rarity these days. We are slipping into a dark age and very few can see the signs.

  • Oracle9

    Visit Israel’s international airport and by the time you get to the check-in counter you have already gone through several layers of visible and invisible security screening. Of course the EU leadership would have no interest in learning from the Israelis, who have decades of experience in defense of society.

  • mauser 98

    the definition of insanity

  • tom_billesley

    I see that risk-based profiling is in place.

  • Exile1981

    But no one suggests stopping muslims from working in airports.