Belgian transport minister resigns after EU report attacks airport security

Published: Friday 15th April 2016 by The News Editor

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Belgium’s transport minister has resigned after a secret European Union report detailing lapses in airport security was leaked in the wake of the bombings at Brussels Airport and subway.

Prime minister Charles Michel said that, after talks, transport minister Jacqueline Galant “presented her resignation to the King and the King accepted it”.

The confidential EU document from last year was made public by two Belgian opposition parties. It said oversight of security at the nation’s airports was flawed and cited serious deficiencies in the way safety checks are managed.

The revelations came after the March 22 attacks in Brussels killed 32 people, including 16 at the national airport. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

Published: Friday 15th April 2016 by The News Editor

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