Since then, the European Commission has developed a legal framework to ensure a high level of security in civil aviation throughout the EU. At the same time, the aim of the EU aviation security policy is to ensure the proper balance between the security and other important aspects, such as travel convenience, privacy and protection of personal data and operational factors.
In order to fulfill these aims, the European Commission is working together with the Member States and various stakeholders on further development of an efficient EU civil aviation security policy through:
- authorization of the general use of the security scanners at the EU airports;
- working on replacing the ban on liquids, aerosols and gels with the secure screening procedures;
- improving the security of the EU bound cargo and mail departing at airports outside the EU;
- improving the transparency and ensuring cost-relatedness and non-discrimination when levying charges at the airports.