Belgian Minister Galant Resigns Over Airport Security Report

Jacqueline Galant.

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Belgian Minister of Mobility Jacqueline Galant offered her resignation because she had wrongly said she had no knowledge of a European report exposing flaws in Belgian government checks of security arrangements at the country’s airports.

Belgium’s King Philippe accepted Galant’s resignation, Prime Minister Charles Michel told reporters in Brussels on Friday. Michel, who said a replacement for Galant will be revealed at the right time, added that the Belgian government takes security to the heart and had already earmarked extra funds to make public transportation more secure before the March 22 terror attacks.

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