The European Commission is considering widening and strengthening the rules for security at airports and airlines after an official review of the current regulation that was introduced after Sept. 11 exposed shortcomings. "Security in European Union airports has been substantially strengthened and harmonized through the establishment of the Community regulation," the EC said. However, "The 40 or so inspections carried out by the [EC] since February 2004 to check for proper application have ...

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