Airport security roundup

Recent airport security incidents from around the world


Date: 13-Feb Incident: The European Commission on Wednesday said it plans to fingerprint all inbound foreigners visiting Europe's 24-nation border-free area as part of a plan to fight terrorism, illegal migration and organized crime. The plan, which would create an entry/exit electronic register, could take effect in 2015 if governments and lawmakers agree. Meanwhile the European Union is warning its member states not to sign on to bilateral agreements being floated by the Bush administration that seek to increase security on passenger flights bound for the United States. Franco Frattini, the EU Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security, raised objections to the draft agreements in a Friday meeting with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. U.S. homeland security officials have proposed (or will propose) draft "memoranda to accommodate EU reservations.