Government Meets on Reopening Brussels Airport

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 3:09 PM

As a meeting of the government Security Council took space Friday, Belgian police unions demanded tighter screening of passengers and baggage before they're allowed into the airport.

Government Meets on Reopening Brussels Airport

Belgium'south prime minister and key members of the government are meeting to discuss when to reopen Brussels Airport after it was targeted by suicide bombers last week.

As a meeting of the government Security Council took space Friday, Belgian police unions demanded tighter screening of passengers and baggage before they're allowed into the airport.

The unions threatened not to go back to work until the extra security measures they demand are implemented.

The airport and a Brussels subway train were targeted by suicide bombers March twenty-two in an attack that killed thirty-two. Three suicide bombers also died.

Airport chief Arnaud Feist told RTBF state broadcasting that temporary repairs presently completed will permit the processing of eight hundred passengers an hour, about twenty % of the airport'south original capacity.

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