Security checks at airports: “Anti-terrorism measures are not mere services”

The federal police union warns against plans of the ministry of the interior to transfer the responsibility for security controls at airports to the airport operators and thus to private companies. “When it comes to counter-terrorism measures, security must come first, not profit maximization,” said union union leader Ernst Walter to ZEIT ONLINE. This could lead to the fact that the operators for the controls in the future select not the most reliable, but the most favorable service provider, so Walter. “Counter-terrorism measures are not just services that can be carried out by any company.” Safety is more important than speed.