EU Railway Agency calls for security rethink after Brussels attacks
The conception of public safety in Europe, including in the railway system, should be reconsidered, the European Railway Agency told Sputnik on Wednesday, a day after terrorist attacks shook the EU capital of Brussels.
"One thing that is sure is that we have to rethink the conception of public safety in Europe in general with the railway system obviously being a part of it. This is something extends beyond the railway world and in collaboration between the EU member states," a representative of the European Railway Agency said.
Belgian Health Minister Maggie De Block confirmed at least 31 deaths and 260 injuries in Tuesday series of blasts in the departures hall in the Brussels international airport at Zaventem and an explosion in a subway carriage at the Maelbeek station, close to the EU institutions.
The attacks have reignited security concerns in Europe regarding border control other issues.