Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 30 n° 318

MEPs visit Port of Antwerp to look into the security measures in place

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 luglio 2018

A high-level group of members of the Special Committee on Terrorism met on Thursday with Mr Marc Van Peel, Deputy Mayor in charge of the port, Paul Wauters, harbour captain at the Antwerp Port Authority, safety consultants of the port and representatives of the Antwerp Judicial Police, Navigation department and Navigation Police.Committee Chair Nathalie Griesbeck (ALDE, FR), at the end of the visit to the Port of Antwerp, said: “Our working visit today was instrumental for the work of the special committee and I thank the port authorities for having hosted us. It showed the importance of preparedness and proper security controls, as well as the need for cooperation between different countries and services in this field to be able to face the challenges posed by a terrorist attack”.
The aim of the visit was to gather information about the security measures in place to protect the port infrastructure in case of a terrorist attack. The high-level group of five MEPs was briefed on the security measures of the port and was presented several operations illustrating the security cooperation and controls in this field.This field visit will feed into the final recommendations, which the Special Committee on Terrorism will present to the Parliament’s plenary in December.The delegation was composed of the Chair, Ms Nathalie Griesbeck (ALDE, FR), co-rapporteur, Ms Monika Hohlmeier (EPP, DE), shadow rapporteur, Ms Caterina Chinicci (S&D, IT), as well as Mr Gerard Deprez (ALDE, BE) and Ms Kristina Winberg (ECR, SE).

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