EU inspection critical of Frankfurt airport security

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Posted: Dec 22, 2014 7:01 AM

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says a European Union inspection found security shortcomings at Frankfurt airport, the country's busiest, and that measures have been taken to address them.

Interior Ministry spokesman Johannes Dimroth said Monday that the routine inspection took place in early November and found "significant shortcomings."

He said extra training is now being given to security assistants and additional checks are being carried out, and other possible changes are being considered.

Dimroth didn't give details of the EU Commission's confidential interim report. The Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported, without citing sources, that inspectors had been able to get weapons or dangerous substances through security checks on one in two attempts.