Meeting of High-Level Group on Air Cargo
The high-level group on air cargo security today agreed on the need for a common European response to the security threat uncovered three weeks ago.
Why? First, because the threat is common: cargo is shipped through airports in all Member States. And ten of the top twenty cargo hubs are in Europe. Second, the cargo business is global. If we all put in place different rules, it will be difficult and also very costly to comply with the rules.
The Council on Thursday will be presented with recommendations for action in three key areas:
- strengthening cargo security controls
- better coordination of actions and information within the EU
- joint action at the international level