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European Commission requests Cyprus adopt a national security programme

15-Mar-2011 9:07 AM

European Commission requested (14-Mar-2011) Cyprus adopt the updated version of their national civil aviation security programme, which has remained unchanged since 2004 despite new changes introduced by European Union legislation. The EC is concerned that Cyprus has not yet adopted an up-to-date national civil aviation security programme that adequately defines the measures required by airports, airlines and other entities involved in aviation security. Cyprus has also failed to adopt an up-to-date national quality control programme. Cyprus can therefore not guarantee that all airports, airlines and entities are aware of their respective responsibilities in terms of security nor ensure that effective national monitoring activities are carried out. If the Cypriot authorities fail to comply with EU law within the next two months, the Commission could bring the case to the EU Court of Justice. [more]