EU Takes Germany to Court

The European Commission is taking Germany to the European Court of Justice for failing to adequately monitor security measures at some German airports. The European Union's executive body said in a statement on Thursday, "Inspections by the Commission have shown that Germany does not comply with the minimum frequency and the scope of controls required under EU legislation". The Commission said such controls were necessary to quickly detect and correct potential failures in airport security measures and to make sure that airports and airlines met common EU standards.