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EU takes Spain to court for insufficient port security

The EU countries were supposed to implement a port security plan back in 2007 in an effort to prevent terrorism and other risks, but 20 ports in Spain have yet to do so.

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The EU Commission has decided to take Spain to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to adopt and implement a series of safety measures, against risks including attacks and terrorism, in 20 Spanish ports, says the EU Commission in a statement.

The deadline for the countries to implement the port security plan expired on June 15th 2007. Since this time, the Commission has continuously performed inspections. Several member states with the greatest delays have been asked to meet their obligations, and even though Spain through significant efforts has managed to adopt a port security plan, the country still needs to implement security measures in a total of 20 ports, says the EU Commission.

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